It was the first day of April and the showers were in keeping with folk tradition. The raindrops on the window pane softly diffused the pastel colours of the plants on the patio beyond.
What contrary weather we have in the UK! March was the warmest March since records began. April was the wettest April for 100 years. This followed, at the beginning of April, the introduction of hosepipe bans and water restrictions (which are still in force). We are now in ‘flaming’ June and the lunchtime news included a ‘severe weather warning’.
But, as the rain streams down the window pane, the garden takes on a new beauty.
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