Today is Midsummer Day. As it's such a gorgeous and beautiful morning here, I got my camera after breakfast and took a few snaps of our early-morning garden.
Britain has not had a very good summer so far; we've had about eight or nine weeks of rain, rain, more rain... with a bit of rain thrown in for good measure - and don't even get us all started on the floods, gale-force winds and thunderstorms!
It's nice to have some sunshine for a change. And, now that the rain has gone for a while, the plants are all making the best of the sunshine - June really is bursting out all over!
The Acacia tree, from J's window
This is the view from the dining room window (sorry about the blurred bits)
Lovely view at breakfast time!
It's so lovely and warm, that the door stands open from 6 or 7am, until we go to bed.
And this is what we see out of the back door - a garden bathed in early morning sunlight!
The roses are blooming in profusion.
There are so many that the rose bushes are leaning over under their weight!
Such gorgeousness! And they smell wonderful too.
There's been so much water, that the garden is full of green.
Roses are smothering the bushes along the garden wall.
By the new archway, near the back door, this elder bush is flowering.
The flowers smell wonderful!
And look at these fountains of white blossom!
(come the winter, we'll have fountains of orange berries instead)
Mr LizzieMade is so pleased that his strawberries are fruiting.
I think we'll have them for dessert at the weekend!
This year, June is definitely the Month of Roses!