It has been really warm and sunny here for the last few days. The heat of the sun has dried up the garden so that the soil now has wide cracks in places, and (how amazing is this?) some of the plants need watering. It makes such a nice change not to have to wear wellies to do gardening.
Colin was out yesterday with his macro lens, having discovered a Large Red Damselfly in the flowerbed. He got some superb shots of it eating a gnat. Look at its eyeball! Striped brown and green – incredible.
Images copyright © Colin Woolf
We went for a walk earlier this morning, and the ash trees seemed alive with whitethroats in full song. The butterflies aren’t as numerous this year, though we did find a couple of orange tips and some green-veined whites on the clumps of lady’s smock. There was still dew on the grass, and the air was full of the scent of blossom.