Sunday, 13 March 2016
A Strange Occurrence In The Daytime Sky.
It’s been a lovely sun shiny day. A proper SUNday. What a coincidence. Sunny on Sunday. The weather forecast on the BBC said it is going to be dry and sunny all week so I decided to start mending my showman’s wagon roof. How delightful to finally be rid of those horrid tarpaulins. What I am going to do is: I am going to build a roof over the roof. Effectively the wagon will be under a roof. It will be a corrugated steel roof. This is in keeping with my idea that this little homestead of mine will hark back to the 1950’s. No modern horrible plastic will be allowed. This place will be like a museum. Corrugated steel is kind of traditional in that it’s been around a looooong time. We used to call it corrugated iron. I don’t know when the name changed. Anyway, it will cure my leak problems once and for all. Please see explanatory diagram below.
While I was on my roof today I looked up at the sky and, you will not believe this but I swear it is true. I saw the moon. It was about midday the sky was blue, the sun was out and I saw the moon! I shouted out to Tricia who, because I was high up I could see her in her garden, I shouted, really loudly because I was so excited, I shouted, “Tricia, I can see the moon!”
I think I may have startled her a bit because I saw her visibly jump about a foot in the air. “How interesting,” she called back and carried on pruning the roses. I knew she was interested though because of the way she started cutting away at the roses really quickly. It was almost as though she was irritated at me interrupting her peaceful gardening. But I suppose the moon does have that effect on some people.
But yeah, that’s what happened. Strange eh? Most people and I include myself in this, think the moon goes round the other side of the earth during the day. Most times it does. Today it somehow got its timing wrong. Unless. Unless there are two moons? There could be. I mean after all how could we really know? Nobody can be at both sides of the world at the same time to find out. Can they?