It really feels like summer's here at long last. There's a palpable sense of slowing down, enjoying each day and the treasures that come with it - most of all the sunshine. Feeling the warmth of the sun's rays, and enjoying the balmy evenings. Of finally wearing t-shirts and not getting chilly. Earlier this week I drove across the moor to the north coast (a mere four miles!) to meet friends for an early evening drink. This was the view. As I drive 'over the top' from south coast to north coast, there is a huge expanse of sky, and then finally the sea again. Every time, it takes my breath away - the vastness of it, and the wonderful ever-changing light.
I love bringing flowers in from the garden, and piling them any-old-how into jam jars, to dot around the house. These are from a friend's garden - Lady's Mantle (or alchemilla mollis) and I'm not sure what the deep red flowers are - I think they may be astrantia. Can anyone tell me?
Nothing much else to say really (can you tell I'm already in weekend mode?), except have a wonderful weekend, and enjoy all this sunshine and blue skies!