I totally agree with the author of another blog that I follow that autumn seems to have arrived before summer! Just take today for example, rain until coffee time this morning, bright sunshine until lunchtime, rain until teatime and now glorious sunshine, hopefully which will last until bedtime!
These bursts of bright light are good for the soul and the garden, however, the warm, damp weather brings out the best in weeds and leads to overgrown borders!
Some of the plants are racing each other to reach even higher into the sky, probably trying to get away from all the water at their feet!
The rain has given me time to ‘renovate’ one of our garden tables. Brilliant using the sander but I couldn’t hold my coffee cup afterwards as my arm took ages to stop shaking!!
Not only did I sand the table but oiled the chapel pew too. I love this ‘garden room’ just to sit, relax and watch the rain pouring down! Jim admires my handiwork …from a distance!
Facing the other way gives a pleasant view over the Pond Field and all the newly shorn sheep, who are steadily eating their way through all the grass.
Rufus, of course, had to check all my work!
Our Walking Well Walk was in Dinefwr where Philip had planned a ‘short’ walk around the estate. It turned out to be a very refreshing, enjoyable walk even though as can be seen it was raining hard for most of the way.
We crossed over Llandeilo bridge and headed over the meadow before passing in front of Llandyfeisant church which hides itself in the shelter of Dinefwr Woods.
One of our walkers looked to be a perfect shepherd!
We moved swiftly passed some nosy onlookers!
The castle looked down on us as we completed the half way point of the walk
Doors were appearing in all sorts of unusual places and one wonders what is behind them!
The blackberries looked as wet as we felt!
Everything was running for shelter from the rain!
Even though it was wet and dismal the beauty of Dinefwr shone through.
Back home after a delicious piece of raspberry cake topped with white chocolate and a cappuccino at The Works Llandeilo , the garden looked refreshed and brightening up for the burst of sunshine that would arrive any minute!
The mice had left a few vegetables for our dinner!
Sacrilege indeed…I have cut the lower arms off our monkey puzzle tree. Every time I have walked near it…I’m sure it lunges out at me….I have been scratched and torn by its sharp needle spines. They should come with a health warning! I do hope it won’t despise me and attack again!
Another tree that just waits for me to walk near it so I can be spiked but I planted it there so it’s my fault!
Best bit of all this rain is staying inside and completing that Christmas jigsaw with our grandson! Happy Summer Holidays…but take an umbrella!
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