To cheer myself up, and because I can't do anything outside, I looked through some photographs I took a while ago, when the weather was rather nicer, and spent some time editing them.
I always take the dogs out for a little walk first thing in the morning, and every day, the view of the valley below us is so excitingly different. I took these photos probably 10 days ago. Our cottage was bathed in sunshine, yet he valley was filled with a thick layer of cloud again. Slowly, the clouds rose and kind of dissolved into thin layers which drifted up and up and finally embraced our cottage -
I just adore that kind of beautifully diffused soft light, when the sun filters through the mist.
I don't have any flower beds at the cottage, but I try and make up for it by filling pots and tubs with flowers and different herbs -
The wisteria is flowering -
and the very first rose appeared on one of the rose bushes -
I took the photos after we had had a few days of marvellous sunshine and warmth, and everything had grown like crazy. Fruit was setting on the blackcurrants and white currants -
figs started appearing on our tiny fig tree -
and the strawberries started flowering -
Even my little salad plants were growing! -
And best of all, my seeds started sprouting, yay! -
So, while I sit here looking out at a very soggy French hill top, I think back to those lovely sunny days and hope that they will return real soon. I need sunshine!
I hope the sun shines on you wherever you are. Toodlepip xxx