Sunlight and leaves in the square

As you’ll know if you live in the UK, the weather for the past six weeks has been something of a trial for all but the most avid of gardeners.  It has rained, and rained, and rained, and I know I shouldn’t be churlish because we have had two dry years and are consequently still in drought even after all that wetness, but it does get a little depressing.  The weather is still ‘unsettled’, apparently, but yesterday it was unsettled enough to forget its habits of the past six weeks and just let the sunshine pour forth all day.  There is something about the quality of light when the sun shines after a heavy downpour- the air is so clear, all the colours look freshly painted.

Yesterday at 7pm, the sun was still shining brightly (hooray for longer evenings!) and lighting up the trees from the side so they glowed.  I went out into the square where we live and took a few ‘proper’ photos…

These are our last few days in the square, as we will shortly be moving to the countryside south of Bristol.  I am so excited!  We will have a big sunny garden so will need the weather to cooperate a little bit more to allow barbecues on sunny evenings.  Photos of our new environs will follow in due course…

In search of lambs

Aside from drinking Pimms, the other thing Lizzie and I did last weekend was go for a long walk, hoping to see some of the baby lambs that have been being born in large numbers ’round these parts recently.

It was a stunning day, and we could see lots of sheep in the distance, but didn’t want to stray too far off the path to inspect in case the farmer came and accused us of sheep-bothering…

luckily we found these lovelies in a field right up next to the path!

Why nibble grass when you can nibble flowers?