We have weather that can only be described as torrential. Itís rained more-or-less non-stop since the 1st May last year and despite this, we have primroses, real roses, St Peter Port daisies and French lavender all flowering in our front garden in mid-January. I barely got a flower out of any of them all summer last year. Maybe theyíve just decided that enough misery is enough. Maybe theyíre just confused. Maybe they think theyíre never going to get a winter rest so they might as well just get on with it.
So, here is some French lavender in full flower in January in a brief interlude of sunshine amid the rain.ÖÖoh and maybe some snow. Well, they (the Met Office) canít make up their minds at the moment, first itís on, then itís off then itís on again and at the moment itís off. But weíve been warned to be on guard, just in case itís back on again.
Do you know why? Yep, itís because I went and had winter tyres fitted to the sunshine bus in November so of course itís going to be the first winter since weíve been here that weíve not been snowed in.
Today I'd taken my photo before mid-day - yee haa