This season has really taxed our patience. Just when we thought we had at long last reached summer several days with record-low temperatures messed up everything. We can’t be sure it’s final yet but thanks to a couple of lovely sunny afternoons at the cottage I’ve at least managed to steer my heart back to the singing mode.
We found the cottage around mid-June last year and missed all the early blooming, partly because the old garden hadn’t been properly cleaned up in years. Now, it’s been great to observe all kinds of humble traditional perennials pushing their way through to the visible world again.
At the moment, the colour the greenery is speckled with is white. There isn’t much else to show yet. It’s been so cold and dry our summer is very late. Nature would surely welcome some pouring!