Wednesday, 7 October 2015

And then it was autumn

A treat most unexpected,
But welcome as a bone,
A week of sun, blue skies, still air,
When summer should be gone.

It could not last, it felt
So undeserved. And yet
When normal service weatherwise
Resumed today, and wet,

Cool, blustery, and dour,
The world o'ernight transformed,
I thought it quite unfair,
And for the sunshine mourned.

Then Gail cried "Chin up Bertie,
Remember what they say,
There's no bad weather just bad clothes.
Put on your coat, and seize the day!"


  1. We're wondering if returning with wet and perhaps muddy paws is met with the same cheerfulness! That beach looks magnificent....

  2. Hari OM
    Yes, there was a definite 'shift' over the weekend, eh? I swear the Sunball dropped 87 feet in its trajectory - when it could be seen! It's kinda sorta shining here this morning - but not with any serious intent.

    Love your verses Bertie lad.. and your find red coat. Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

  3. nothing can stop you Bertie - so long as you have a nice coat to keep you warm and dry - let autumn roll in :)

  4. Bertie we need to change you Blogville title to Poet Laureate!!
    We love the "No bad weather just bad clothes" that is for sure the truth!!
    We just came out of 12 straight days of rain (and we broke a record set in 1887...yes 1887) 12 consecutive days of rain.
    Hugs madi your bfff

  5. Bertie that's a super paw-em and it is true... theres no bad weather when we look for adventures... and in worst case we can use an umbrella :o)

  6. Luffs it, great poem and yes we must "Seize the Day", well unless its raining 'cos I really don't like wet paws!
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  7. Pretty good advice Bertie!!
    You do look SO handsome Bertie!!!


  8. You look very dashing in your red coat! I agree that you can brave lots of weather if you have the right clothes -- and you look stylin' to boot!

  9. We don't like wet feets but we like cool
    Lily & Edward

  10. We love your poem Bertie. That is a wonderful way to look at the day
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & mabel

  11. Knock on wood, we have been having a lovely autumn. Temperatures in the high teens. We are just loving it!

  12. You can come here cuz it is still summer!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  13. What a very wise Mama!!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

  14. What's a wee bit of rain when one has such a dapper outfit ?

  15. Howdy Bertie, what a wonderful poem. Enjoy your walk mate and hope you and Gail are well. No worries and love Stella and Rory

  16. A little rain would be lovely! Happy Autumn!

    ...and we love the poem!

    Monty and Harlow

  17. We love your poem! Total wotten waven.

    Tootsie & Renee