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The Day Says Goodnight

The Day Says Goodnight

The day gets ready to say goodnight.
It just gives in, there’s no big fight.
The waxing Moon has raised its head,
The sun is drifting down to bed.

Wild birds sing the day goodbye,
Raptors soar, with one last cry.
They’ve had their supper, it’s time to roost,
As the river swells, bulging, from rainfalls boost.

Black clouds gather, eve’s curtains draw,
Raindrops drizzle, then start to pour.
With elements left to their watery plight,
I wave farewell, then switch off the light.

17th March 2019

We’ve experienced alternating, heavy showers & sunshine most of today. However, I made a late decision to go on my walk, after waving goodbye to family, after a lovely weekend together.
As I walked, it was refreshing to experience the whole ambience of a pleasant evening, with the fresh smells of rain, with the sun still shining. It lasted until about three quarters of the way home..then the heavy rain returned. Oh well, it was nice, while it lasted!

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15 thoughts on “The Day Says Goodnight”

  1. Dorinda Duclos says:

    Oh no! Everything sounded so lovely until Mother Nature had the last word! I hope you didn’t get too soaked. 😊

    1. Debbie Jones says:

      Yes, Dorinda, she definitely showed me who’s boss, haha! 😂 I thought I’d get back in the dry, I should’ve known better! I was quite wet, & had to change my trousers, but my jacket has served me well through all extremes, thankfully, & dries well! 😊

      1. Dorinda Duclos says:

        Oh good. At least you weren’t totally washed away! 🙂

        1. Debbie Jones says:

          Not this time…phew! ☺️

  2. Peter's pondering says:

    I quite like walking in rain, although I don’t like to start out in the rain. I know it makes no sense. Rain is rain!

    1. Debbie Jones says:

      Haha! I understand exactly what you mean, I’m a bit like that too. My husband thinks I’m daft going out when the weather is bad. I always think of folks who no longer have that opportunity, though. Luckily, I’m well, & able to still enjoy a soaking! 😂

  3. mabelfrancis says:

    Love the scenery👌

    1. Debbie Jones says:

      Thank you, Mabel, it’s a beautiful part of Wales. I pinch myself every day! ☺️

        1. Debbie Jones says:

          Looks like you live in an equally amazing place, Mabel, which is wonderful to see, especially as I don’t know much about Bruges. It’s great how the internet gives opportunities, like this, for us to discover the unknown! 😍

  4. mabelfrancis says:

    I live in Paris and it is no way close to the idyllic place you live in Debbie😊 I visited Bruges for a few days and still sharing those pictures😛

    1. Debbie Jones says:

      Ohhh, I’m sorry Mabel, I misunderstood haha! 😁I’m really enjoying seeing the Bruges photos, anyway, and Trev has always wanted to go to Paris (I may have told you that already) It’s often the way, that people see where they live in a different light to visitors/tourists. I think because we lived in a city so long, we were always drawn to city breaks, if we went on holiday. However, we do sometimes feel like we’re on holiday all the time here, as it’s so different to what we’ve been used to.

  5. mabelfrancis says:

    Haha, no issues. Paris is nice in its own way as there are a lot of things to see and do… You guys should totally plan a visit to Paris 😍
    My husband and I would like a get away to a place like yours once a while 😉 that’s why I said I envy you 😘🤗

    1. Debbie Jones says:

      Yes, we’ll have to plan a trip to Paris, one day. I went to Paris on an organised trip, with a friend, back in about 1979/80 I think. It was such a crazy, busy weekend, cramming so much in, I didn’t really appreciate it enough. There are so many wonderful places to see in the world, & I think it’s the places in your own back yard that you often neglect to discover. I know I’ve been guilty of that in the past, but trying to make up for it now! I must say, the countryside definitely recharges your batteries, or at least your senses & feelings of relaxation. I do hope you manage to get some quiet time away soon..there’s always a warm welcome in the Welsh hills & valleys! 😊

      1. mabelfrancis says:

        That was almost 40 years ago! Time for another visit this time with husband and probably with lot more time to take in the views and relax!😊🤗
        I have hardly done any going around before coming to Paris. Right now I’m quite jobless😁 so I make time to go check out places. Also helps with the blogging since I need to stay committed to it 😃
        Welsh hills and valleys sounds really really good, Debbie 😍

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