OK it's another blog post about the weather ... but the transformation with the rain is just too exciting to miss.
And look at what has happened to the grass - remember it has been brown for many many months.
The roses that steadfastly refused to flower all summer have now they burst into life. It's so nice to have them on the hall table again.
And I had given up hope of having any oranges this year because the fruit created by the spring flowering all fell off the tree. Now nature has delighted me with a second flowering.
I said to my husband, all we need now is bees and they turned up too. Talking of bees and orange trees here is:
A book I have read recently
I loved Melissa Ashley's debut novel The Birdman's Wife so was immediately tempted by this new one I saw in the bookshop last week. It is another exploration of a historical female. Being Parisian rather than Australian I found it less engaging but it was nonetheless a good read.