There are clouds in the sky. Clouds (with rain, not those high, wispy, friendly ones) and lots of cold wind. The wind blows up suddenly, bashing at the windows and makes me run around the house closing them frantically. The rain is trying to get in. No, it really is. It's hammering at the doors and doing that sneaky rain thing of seeping. What the heck is going on? It's May. May!!!! for goodness sake (shaking fist at the sky). Where are the blue skies, the swooping swallows (well, actually I know where they are - shivering in the shed next to our house), the frothy swaths of cow parsley? Is this just here? Has May forsaken us? Is she dancing and dusting other places with sun speckles and pollen? Grumble.