“Here comes summer”.
Posted by Big John on May 27, 2012
Summer seems to have arrived early and the weather is far too pleasant to be stuck in front of a computer in
our spare bedroom my study so I am spending some time on the small paved area outside the kitchen door patio. My patch of grass lawn looks brown immaculate and my flower pots beds are showing a few green shoots alive with colour.
I listen to
next door’s bloody dog barking the bird song and a neighbour’s ancient lawn mower the hum of a passing bumblebee. I can smell someone’s stinking barbeque the sea on the cooling breeze and keep an eye on the crapping seagulls a nesting song thrush.
Enough of this idyllic scene, for ’tis time for
a couple of pints some cool refreshment, so it’s off to the ‘family friendly’ pub “Ye Olde Hostelry” to join the shaven headed, tatooed, lager swilling morons local gentry and their obese bare bellied old slags elegant ladies.
On the way I stop to watch some
foul mouthed little brats kicking the shit out of each other happy, laughing children at play in a vandalised bus shelter meadow filled with litter wild flowers and butterflies.
I have to wonder, could this be … ?
“One of those summers which come seldom into any life, but leave a rich heritage of beautiful memories in their going” … L.M. Montgomery.