Another day of blue sky and unbroken sunshine here in the Dales, except that as we are on the Eastern side of the Pennines there is quite a sharp wind blowing off the North Sea and the temperature is not quite as hot as on the other side of the country. This can only be good.
Wimbledon begins today and traditionally it is a time of sunshine and showers interrupting play. But according to the long-range forecast the fortnight of Wimbledon will remain good weather throughout. However my Times today suggests thunderstorms may be creeping Northwards by Thursday of this week - rain would be so good for my garden.
The coming week-end is my son's village Open Gardens and Scarecrow competition. They enter both and as my son's wife is handicapped she does have difficulty in getting about and doing jobs in the garden. But I am sure it will look splended, as it always does.
This afternoon has been a one hour ukulele practice - very enjoyable - but quite long enough for me. Tess was pleased to see me home. I feel sure she is mortally offended each time I leave her alone. She loves to be outdoors and yet, although the patio doors are wide open she will only stay out in the garden if I am there.
Cougettes in my garden gro-bags are really flourishing in this hot, sunny weather. One patty pan on one plant, three round courgettes on another and another one full of flowers but no courgettes yet. Watch this space.