Monday, July 02, 2007

Summer in Britain......

Well, here it is, July already and now over to our weather reporter to see how summer is shaping up in the UK.......

Well, it's been raining...........(This is Saturday)
a lot.......day after day.......(This is Sunday)
Do you see the plant in the bottom right of this rainy picture? That's my Oriental Lily, and today I nipped out between downpours to see how it is doing......
I was so excited - look at that magnificent bud. If you look carefully you can see the petals are just starting to curl back at the edges ready to burst into colourful stunning flowers. I can't wait, trust me, the flowers are so pretty.....

Sorry, I got distracted from the weather report.........here is this morning's weather......

Rain, rain and more rain......(This is Monday)
cq

3 comments:

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

In a way, my dear CQ, I envy ALL the rain you are getting there across the pond....They said yesterdaym (Sunday) that this is the dryest weather ever recorded in Los Angeles, this year. We are down a foot of rain...! What that means only time will tell, but they are talking about Red Flag Warnings, all the time now...(Possible Fires), because of this drought.

Cannot wait to see your Lily, in all it's glory!
Wonderful picture of those buds about to burst open!

Dawn said...

I totally know how you feel.

2 years ago at Xmas we had the wettest December on record, and fell one day short of breaking the record for the most consecutive days of rain - which amounted to 30 days.

People living on some of the Mountainsides were put on evacuation alert as the hills started to move signaling a possible landslide - something thats NOT unusual out here, trust me!

The only difference between rain and snow is that when it's snow, there's huge risks of avalanches as opposed to landslides. Both are deadly!

Our winter/spring weather has finally given way to summer. The last three days have been fantastic, and the longer it stays warm and sunny, the more I can get myself a gorgeous tan by going out and walking :)

Carmi said...

I wish we could redistribute some of that rain a little bit: the farmers here in southwestern Ontario are keeping a close eye on parched fields after a couple of months of below-average rainfall.

I guess weather extremes are becoming the new normal, wherever we are.

Sad as that is, I'm heartened by your ability to capture beauty amidst the murk. I've never been able to make rainy day pictures have color and life. You do. Neat!