Sunday, 11 October 2015

A Noticeable Change

One of the things that you pick up on when living outdoors over many months is the way the seasons change.....
Once August was done and dusted, obviously the nights started to draw in quickly but in the last two weeks they have really sped up.... The moment any sun starts to go down the temperature drops quite rapidly.

It's not just in the evenings either...in the morning gone is the light that a few months ago used to filter through our pop top and now the transition from night to daylight seems long and drawn out....even the sound of the dawn chorus has changed.

Now I am not saying that you don't notice these things when living under a normal roof but when living outdoors over a longish period these changes seem to affect you more...
We check the temperature a couple of times a day which is something that I hardly ever did at Purple Towers...I check it because it affects us in a closer way.... 

Because the weather also has a big effect on every thing we do, from taking the awning down....putting the awning up.....moving on to the next site....I find myself checking the hourly forecasts rather than just a daily one....

I suppose what I am trying to say is that we have become more aware of how changes in the natural world affect our daily life.....

Today we packed our awning and the rest of our kit away again as we our moving on tomorrow.
We are moving back to our last site for a further three weeks before heading to our winter season pitch in early November.....

Below is a picture of more fungi....
This little group has sprung up behind the hedge that we have been camping close to...note the large cluster growing out of the tree stump.....
The latest group of Fungi.....

5 comments:

Marsha said...

Yes! That amazing connection to the nuances of weather and seasons was the thing that made living in a house on wheels so deliciously different from life in a brick, boards, and mortar house. Your post brought back many memories. Thank you!

Steve A said...

I think it is combination of rising with the seasonal sunrise and the stuff right outside the door. Almost as good as living in a yurt!

Trevor Woodford said...

*Marsha*
Pleased to have helped bring back those memories for you Marsha... Thanks for the comment...

*Steve A*
Ha...Ha... A yurt on wheels Steve...
I think you are right, it's just outside the door so you can't help but take notice of it.....

GreenComotion said...

Staying in a camp/RV for an extended period of time will acclimate you to the wonders of Mother Nature.
I don't have a lot of data on this, but I have tiny samples, which lead me to believe how the outcome is likely to be.

Glad you are enjoying it all, breathing-in and breathing-out, and most importantly being present.

What a Wonderful Life, really!

Peace :)

Trevor Woodford said...

*GreenComotion*

Thanks for those words Chandra....as you say "What a wonderful life"