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Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Of sogginess and saints

Fifteen degrees at 11am and raining, again. Raining hard. The moggies are soggy, the dog is soggy, the children are soggy, the sheep are soggy, the chickens are soggy and I am soggy.
So after all this rain, and with more on the way to disrupt the best laid plans of mice and Mamas to get the kids out of the house and taking part in outdoor activities for weeks at a time, I'm making an executive decision.
After 800 years, I'm firing San Gottardo as the patron of the church here in Carmine. I'm replacing him with St Agricola of Avignon, who, when you want to talk to someone about the weather is a kind of celestial one-stop-shop. You can pray to him for good weather or you can pray to him for rain. Take your pick. He's the dude. 

Oh, yes, and he does a pretty good sideline in sorting out plagues of storks, too. If that's any help.




Pic: http://www.diocese-avignon.fr

3 comments:

chrysalis said...

You definitely don't want any more storks round Carmine..........!

Karin said...

Interesting that you've been selected to receive all those showers of blessings! No fun to be soggy all the time. Hope you get great summer weather soon!

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

It seemed to work you have achieved the opposite extreme!

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Of sogginess and saints

Fifteen degrees at 11am and raining, again. Raining hard. The moggies are soggy, the dog is soggy, the children are soggy, the sheep are soggy, the chickens are soggy and I am soggy.
So after all this rain, and with more on the way to disrupt the best laid plans of mice and Mamas to get the kids out of the house and taking part in outdoor activities for weeks at a time, I'm making an executive decision.
After 800 years, I'm firing San Gottardo as the patron of the church here in Carmine. I'm replacing him with St Agricola of Avignon, who, when you want to talk to someone about the weather is a kind of celestial one-stop-shop. You can pray to him for good weather or you can pray to him for rain. Take your pick. He's the dude. 

Oh, yes, and he does a pretty good sideline in sorting out plagues of storks, too. If that's any help.




Pic: http://www.diocese-avignon.fr

3 comments:

chrysalis said...

You definitely don't want any more storks round Carmine..........!

Karin said...

Interesting that you've been selected to receive all those showers of blessings! No fun to be soggy all the time. Hope you get great summer weather soon!

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

It seemed to work you have achieved the opposite extreme!