You might be forgiven for thinking that I am talking about dragons - well, almost. I found a dragonfly poised vertically, almost camouflaged, on a branch of my potted apple tree.
Then there are bees and hoverflies and wasps - elusive butterflies which don't want to be photographed, and a stripey snail - all spotted during a break in the weather, when the rain stopped and the sun shone, if only briefly.
“The sun did not shine. It was too wet to play, So we sat in the house. All that cold, cold, wet day." Dr. Seuss
Woke up this morning with
a terrific urge to lie in bed all day
and read. Fought against it for a minute.
Then looked out the window at the rain.
And gave over. Put myself entirely
at the keep of the morning.
Would I live my life over again?
Yes, given half a chance. Yes.
And then there are the abundance of purple flowers to enjoy.
And for good measure - a leek flower - with a funny hat on.
I actually cleaned out my preserves cupboard in desperation - finding jars of jam going back to 2009 - oh the shame of it. But, joy of joys, the sun has come out today - my mood lifted - and I actually took my cardigan off because it was so warm - how long will it last - that is for the weather gods to decide.
And so it is goodbye July
and Hello August
Have a good weekend my friends.