After thick early morning fog it is now a lovely, clear sunny day. But Tess and I just nipped up to our Council Tip with the flattened cardboard flower boxes that my Birthday flowers came in (the garage is now neat and tidy once more) and there - only a mile away - it is still thick fog.
My fence looks splendid and it is perfect in that Tess is now free to roam the garden at will and is unable to escape. She has no road sense at all having grown up roaming the fields with the farmer and rarely venturing on to the lane. The lady next door is so impressed that she is having various bits added in her garden and the fencer is working there today. And the lady who lives the other side of my bungalow is also so impressed that she has asked him to do some for her too.
Sorry about my shadow but at least it shows you just how sunny it is.
My garden is, of course, beginning to die back but if anyone could hazard a guess at what tree that is in bloom I would be grateful. It was a large tree but my gardener pruned it back. This year's growth hasn't flowered but there are plenty of blooms coming out on last year's.
Here is the view from the back terrace so you can see what I hope will be the tulip border in the Spring!