Although we have had so little sun this summer, some of the flowers are putting on quite a show.
It's been such a good year for the roses, which are still going strong
and my hanging baskets are big and blousy
and the Dahlias are lovely but rather an Autumnal colour
My sister came round yesterday (with a welcome bunch of garlic from her allotment) and we went down to the drier to see how things are coming along...it's the first day they've been harvesting for a week but the barn is filling up nicely
We took the boys down their tea and cake - Belinda couldn't get her head around driving with mugs of tea at her feet but it would be cold by the time I got there if we walked!
The swallows are still flying around - my nephew told me the adults fly south first leaving the fledglings to follow on later. They perch on the workshop roof and then chase each other around the house.
and at night they roost in the nest they were born in, ignoring me going in and out the back door
The upside of all these cloudy days are the spectacular sunsets we have every evening - although they don't keep to their promise of sunshine the next day!