Spent the morning potting up plants for the yard. We have a yard with a garden beyond, the garden tends to be a overgrown cottage garden mix of perennials, whereas the yard with its painted walls has pots of zingy coloured annuals as well as some climbing plants. The idea is that when I am sitting out there in the evening with the candles lit in the lanterns, I can pretend that I am holiday in some faraway Mediterranean coastal resort, ah dream on!!
No sooner had I finished than ominous dark clouds began building up in the distance.
I popped indoors to check out one of my favourite weather sites, this one shows you where there is thunder and lightning storm activity in the UK. Sure enough there was a huge cluster (if that is the right word) of activity very close by, so time to put down the trowel and make a cup of tea and enjoy the spectacle which I could now hear rumbling not too far away. It is strangeto think that as a child I would be quivering in my shoes with fright by now, I am still not keen on being outdoors in a storm but really enjoy watching them from the relative safety of my window. Before long we were experiencing flashes and window rattling thunder and an immense downpour complete with hail stones. The garden was very grateful! When I finally went back outside the sunshine had returned and my climbing roses were reflected in the puddles in my yard.
Working on a new painting at the moment. sorry, not the best photograph, I think I need a new camera!