|Soul music on the outdoor stage|
|clouds gathering over the square|
and the newly redecorated church
We counted 11 different nationalities at the singaround Tom and I hosted on Sunday and our own concert on Saturday went off well in spite of the dreadful downpour that arrived just in time for us to pack our gear into the car and send mice scuttling into the house for cover (we still don't know if there's one lurking in here somewhere). The first rain in 7 weeks in these parts, it was a mixed blessing, but the gardens breathed a huge sigh of relief. It can stop now, ok! (still pouring as I write).
|making the most of your circumstances|
Today is the start of Autumn in the old calendar - Lammas - and in another couple of weeks the leaves will start to turn, although a lot are already well wilted with lack of water.
|My mother's buddleia was covered in butterflies when we visited last week|
How's your summer or your winter shaping up? Are you getting some time to rest? Is there enough water and if you live in England I do hope that you're not affected by the floods that are bound to follow.