Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Colours of autumn


If I thought I was escaping stress by leaving Bangkok and the possible floods, I was wrong.

In four days I have ridden in two ambulances and spent a total of twelve hours in casualty.  (My Dad is now out of hospital; my Mum still in…)

It’s been a long time since I’ve seen autumn in England. When we arrived ten days ago it was mild; the sky was blue and the leaves rich and russet. In the last few days it’s turned damp. Last night, when I walked across the hospital car park, I felt a sharp sting in my skin, the stirrings of winter. 

Must get my gloves out.


3 comments:

liz fenwick said...

Hugs... lovely to experience autumn but not when you are on the hospital tun. Hope they both are fit quickly.
lx

Sue Guiney said...

How amazing that you are in the UK when you're not supposed to be, and that both your parents have needed you while you were here. Funny how things work out. I hope everyone is on the mend!

Jenny Beattie said...

Liz, thank you. It's lovely again today. It is fortuitous that I was here.

Sue, isn't it odd? So glad to be here and not 6000 miles away. I'd rather this stress, where I can do something to help than the stress of wondering when and if the water will come.