What astonishingly warm and sunny weather we’ve had here recently. Temperatures in the low 20s Celcius, that’s over 70 degrees F! It has been wonderful, especially after a very cold spring indeed. Here are the intensely beautiful Himalayan poppies, who apparently find Scotland a good place to be (so cold springtimes are a GOOD thing):
The blue of their flowers is really amazing. At home, lots is happening in the garden:
It was so warm the other day that the scent of the azaleas greeted me and for a moment I was puzzled before I worked it out!
Inside the house it is cool and lovely (except the upstairs is baking – that’s where the cat hangs out, nearly comatose in the heat):
It’s been wonderful to see people enjoying being outside. The below photo is taken in a park that we always refer to as ‘The Cinderella Park’. It got this nickname from a family friend, now sadly departed, who lived nearby. He said it was the most neglected park in Aberdeen – I don’t know if that’s true, but the name has stuck! I really liked that young family picnicking with their baby:
This morning I had many helpers in the church garden! During the morning we planted about 400 bedding plants:
The Good Lord has been very kind to us with this lovely weather, and now we will have to pray for some rain (only at night of course) to keep these baby plants going!
I hope your own weekend is relaxing and fun, whatever weather you’re having!