Where did it go? The spring buds only appeared in the last week or two and now we are basking in summer temperatures! All last week the BBC weather site insisted we were rained under while I was toasting myself in the garden and sipping water to keep cool. As I write, the skies are clear, the setting sun still warm, the birds chirping, the neighbours stoking the BBQs and the BBC insists it's raining and 'visibility poor'!
With all this lovely weather, the only place to be is out so we did two long walks over the weekend - getting out early to avoid the
One of the houses. I like the door and also the way they planted fuchsia around the pots on either side.
We also took a walk across the border into France to find a wood we spotted on Google Earth! Turned out it wasn't that interesting but I took a shot of this on a stone seat - it says ' All the arms we need' underneath people walking with arms around each other.
On the way, a tree covered in mistletoe. I thought mistletoe was supposed to be rare but it's very common around here. One of my favourite plants too after I saw it growing on an arch in someones garden in the Cotswolds. The Jura mountains are visible here, still covered in snow.
Lots of produce grown around here too, this is lettuce.
There were very few flowers to be seen in the wood but Mark spotted this strange thing (the light stems looked more like thick roots) and couldn't identify it - I wonder if anyone recognises it?