The weather has been up and down this month. It's been raining pretty much everyday for the past two weeks. But I like the sound of the rain as it falls against the windows with the windows left ajar so the smell of wet Earth travels into the house. It's soothing - the sound, the smell and watching the rain drops racing each other down the glass of the window. I've become a rain person in the past couple of months, I like the hot sunny weather but on some days I find the rain cleansing.
I spent most of the days outside in the garden. With an umbrella in one hand and camera in the other, I captured the rain drops on the flowers that blow gently in the wind. I had my camera lean steadily on my knees whilst I filmed a rose swaying in the wind, capturing the sound of rain pitter-pattering on the umbrella and leaves.
But I miss Roxy following me around the garden. It's like losing a best friend. No matter what people say, a pet is a part of your family. Couple of years ago she was left abandoned at the side of the road in a box along with four others. If I could I would have adopted them all.
We saw the cats at a friends house who rescued them, and hiding under the table was a furry tortoiseshell cat with her big eyes staring at me. I asked if we could adopt at least one and my parents couldn't say no. She would hide behind the sofa most of the time, then gradually over time she would come out to greet us. Each day we would stroke and play with her until she was comfortable knowing who her family was. She made everyone laugh, because she did the most silliest things! It was just amazing to see the change from being a terrified little cat left in a box to being such a lovely, friendly and fussy cat.