It's a bank holiday weekend here. That usually means bad weather and traffic jams! We had a family wedding to celebrate so we were hoping for sunshine - as you can see, although it wasn't good all day, we were lucky for the bride's arrival at the reception venue.
It was a very grand house set in glorious grounds. I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw the fantastic sphinx either side of the front door. Last week it was sphinx in Warwickshire and this week it's Shropshire! You don't see one for ages and all of a sudden six come along!
After being dressed up and on best behaviour for the wedding yesterday it's back to jeans and Tshirt at home today and nature is being generous. The trees in our orchard are groaning with fruit. There's been a bit of rain recently, the fruit is ready and ripe plums are starting to fall from the trees. I can't put it off any longer, it's like harvest festival here and I must make jam, crumble and spicy plum sauce!
I'd love to try and paint these plums - the blue bloom on the burgundy coloured skin is absolutely beautiful! I'd better get on with cooking though or I'll never deal with the fruit mountain. No prizes for knowing how I'll be spending my bank holiday!
Hope you're having a great weekend!
Talk again soon - Linda