Dare I say it! It has not rained at all today in my neck of the woods!
This is how the centre of my garden looked on Sunday and for most of the year
This is the garden last week of a couple from church who live just 7 doors down. Mine was certainly not as bad as that higher up the hill.
Our newspaper is describing the constant rain as having been positively Biblical. Floods have swept across Wales, Yorkshire, Dorset, Somerset and Devon . Some home owners in the North of England have been flooded for the 4th time in a month.
It is all the fault of the jet stream which marks the boundary between cold polar air from the north and warm tropical air from the south. This powerful conveyor belt of winds in the upper atmosphere that swoops our way across the Atlantic bears much of the responsibility for whether we enjoy bright springs and balmy summers, or a soggy April followed by a damp May, June & July.
When the jet stream is blown by strong winds from the west, it heads north towards polar latitudes leaving Britain - safely insulated below it - in a region of relatively high pressure.
When the jet stream is weak it meanders like a sluggish river and dives southwards towards the tropics bringing us low pressure and we end up with weeks or months of cloud and rain.
Apparently it will begin to travel north next week
Good news for us as we are going on holiday for a week
Due to the weather our bottom of the garden project is taking months instead of weeks. Still quite a way to go but it is progressing.
Here I am wanting to make a 'quirky' corner where the shed once stood
Quite a number of ideas floating around in my head
We have been unable to match our old concrete slabs so are in the process of moving slabs around so that any new ones that don't match can be hidden in the corner and mostly under the storage unit that we plan to erect
so all adding to the time
None of this has been levelled off yet
Now I wonder what you think of this?
I saw it in a charity/thrift shop and immediately knew I could find a place for it in my 'quirky' space. Alan said 'no way' , the couple standing next to us just smiled and the lady at the counter giggled so I duly left the shop.
Just 2 minutes down the road I told Alan I really would like it so back we went to much amusement for those in the shop
Here it is - I think it is fun and since the photo was taken I have placed some terracotta pots behind it that match the colouring
Here we have some colour from today and we can see how one dry day makes such a difference
Some Olympic info. for next post before I continue with my Kent photos