Humidty has descended, the sun appears for a while and then we have a tremendous thunder storm. But its warm, feels like summer at long last and I'm in love with the season again. Lots of lovely things to enjoy:
Pea shoots with my lunchtime salad.
Herby butter made with mint growing in my sodden garden.
A rare sunny evening, tea outside and a view full of housemartins and screaming swifts.
Lots of lovely flowers
Time for a nature walk before before bedtime, down along the towpath, keeping an eye out for kingfishers.
The sound of rumbling tractors, humming mowers and clattering trailers is everywhere. A break in the weather means its time to cut the June hay.
As the sun sets our little valley is lit up.
And in the morning, from the kitchen window, it looks like summer fever has got to our farmer - how romantic is this!P.S. For everyone who wanted to know - the buttercup meadow is just below The Roaches and Hen Cloud on the outskirts of Leek. We followed a really nice walk laid out by the Moorlands Countryside Service that runs from the village of Meerbrook. Its lovely to know so many of you like the picture, I was blown away, it was like a huge cloth of gold laid out before the hills.