It may be the middle of February but it was dark, humid & drizzly when Abby & I got up this morning. So, instead of rolling around in damp grass or on the wet footpath, Abby took the sensible course of a quick tour of inspection outside & then settled down in her favourite spot for another sleep while I got on with the housework & ironing. This is my reading chair & in winter it can be a race to see which of us gets settled there first. Abby usually wins. I’ve just been for a walk & it’s stopped drizzling but it’s still humid & more rain & thunderstorms are predicted for this afternoon. The rain is wonderful. Melbourne’s already had its average monthly rainfall & we’re only halfway through February.