It would only be fair to point out that we have had a few summery, warm and beautiful days this June. In fact, this morning promises to include some sun!
And there have been a few beautiful sunsets on such days:
But for the most part, the weather has been rainy, foggy, overcast and quite dark. The long summer evenings and sometimes daytimes have found us with the lamps turned on.
As the weather man said the other evening, “Murky, misty and mucky – all the Ms!”
When the children were little, if they complained about the weather on rainy days, I would say to them, “You know how you chanted, ‘Rain rain go away, come again another day’? Well today must be the ‘another day’”. They used that particular incantation cautiously, I think! Well this June has been very full of “another day”s, although we can be thankful that we haven’t had the floods that people in other parts of Britain have had.
Amazingly, despite little sun and low temperatures (often not above 12 C / 54 F), the flowers in the garden continue to bloom:
I continue to enjoy their scent indoors. I love the form of the English roses’ blooms:
The vase on the left was apparently brought to America in the late 19th century by my Swiss great-great-grandmother. Now it has crossed back over the ocean to live with me and I love it.
In non-weather-related news, the Dafter has come through a tough week that has involved a nasty fall into a sharp radiator (this is what can happen when you’re very tired), and a tooth extraction. The tooth extraction was planned and not related to the radiator incident. I’m pleased to say that she has emerged with her elbow and sense of humour intact, although of course minus one tooth. Today is the last day of school here, although for her it’s a day like any other. We haven’t managed to meet the hospital tutors yet, so that will happen when school resumes in mid-August. Until then, roll on July!
I wish you all a lovely weekend.