Torrential rain yet again today, which meant that the journey to work was more like aquaplaning than driving. I am singularly unimpressed with having to drive with limited vision and sidelights on in mid-June. Almost at my journey's end and I had one of those moments when 'I'm seeing it but I ain't believin' it.'
A cow was daintily placing left front hoof on the road, obviously with a view to crossing to the other side, come what may, followed by about ten more, appearing one by one from behind the hedge. One had decided to opt out already, though. She was sitting comfortably, watching the proceedings with a placid air. As I slowed down and came to a stop beside the leader, she apparently thought better of it, thoughtfully withdrew the left hoof and retreated to the grass verge.
I could almost hear her:
"OK folks, maybe the grass on the other side isn't greener after all."