irish weather, grey June days.

In Ireland you can have all four seasons in a day, so it’s difficult to say anything is really off-season. However, it’s the middle of June and although we’ve had a little bit of sunshine, this is what most days have been like so far; cold and grey. The only thing that’s missing is the rain – and that’s about to visit us today by the looks of things.

garden seat, irish weather.

 Last weekend we finally got around to buying a swinging garden seat and it rained for two days, leaving us tripping over the box as it stood unopened in our hallway. On the third day, the rain stopped and we put it together, my husband and I, without one argument about the size of the A screws in relation to the B screws, as drawn out in the enclosed instruction sheet – possibly by a five year old. The dog loves it and he sat with me later that night, the two of us wrapped in a blanket under a starlit sky, swinging to and fro on our lovely padded seat. He’s still sitting on the nice new comfy seat, only it’s not on the swing, due to the impending rain. I think he’s trying to tell me something.

dog on a cushion.

I’ve explained what off-season means, but he just doesn’t get it.

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Off-Season.”


About Jean Reinhardt

Author of 'A Pocket Full of Shells' an Amazon International best seller, Jean writes young adult and historical fiction. She has been known to shed a tear over Little House on the Prairie.
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9 Responses to Off-Season

  1. pattimoed says:

    Your post made me laugh, Jean! The dog is definitely telling you something. When does the weather get nice in your part of the world? Part of my family comes from Ireland. We’ve got to visit!

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    • He was actually howling at me. He does that when he wants to go outside. Autumn is lovely here in Ireland, we often get an ‘Indian Summer’ in September, October. Easter this year was sunny and hot, but it’s not usually that warm, or dry. Summer’s can be very mixed but never really cold, just wet. Nobody comes to Ireland for the weather, lol. If you want a bit of a buzz and plenty to see and do, Killarney county Kerry, is busy all year round, as are the cities of Galway, Dublin, and Cork. I suppose the worst time to come is January/February, the quietest and often coldest months. What part of Ireland is your family from, Patti?


  2. You dog is a cutie, Jean!

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  3. julial213 says:

    Love your humor. Nice photos.~Julia

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