June is busting out all over
The weather has been off and on foul so far this June, chilly with heavy showers and gale force winds. I can remember one or two fine warm days since April, but not many in a row.
An exception was last Saturday’s strawberry tea – a very British Garden party with lawn games and the obligatory raffle, which raised the satisfying sum of 1000 euros for la Ligue Contre le Cancer The tea was splendid: elegant cucumber sandwiches with the crusts cut off, scones with butter, strawberry jam and great dollops of thick cream and luscious cakes.
Last year we had a box of pansies
on the windowsill
to cheer us for a while until
the winter came.
This year the gravel by the house
is speckled with purple there –
pansy seeds explode and scatter
spreading cheerful faces everywhere.
Heartsease (Viola tricolor) AKA pansy, three faces in a bonnet — Photo by alex.stemmer depositphotos.com
For Sally’s wild challenge