It really does feel like summer now.
This is a big deal as you’ll know if you are also in the UK. We’ve been in a perpetual state of winter since November 2012 – teased now and again with the odd nice day – now though it feels like the real deal!
Just look at how this field is drying out – it shouldn’t make me happy (sorry mr or mrs farmer) but it does! I don’t think we need to start panicking just yet though – most things are looking extremely green and lush if you ask me. There, that’s agricultural wisdom for you – my great-grandparents knew people who lived in the country, you know.
We were out exploring ‘the countryside’ on our way to a lavender farm! I’ve always want to visit one and it was with visions of purple Provence in my head that I entered an industrial estate just outside Alton in Hamshire. Hmm. It didn’t look hopeful but round the last of many corners I caught a glimpse of the purple stuff – hooray! It wasn’t quite how I imagined – it was quite small and only a few rows were fully-grown and flowering, but with judicious camera angles it was still pretty impressive. The smell was certainly worth the trip!
I just hope I haven’t jinxed things by mentioning the ‘S’ word!