Here are a few of them that seem to me to have captured that new arrival of Summer from wherever it has been hiding in that far-off Sunny Land of the childhood song that gave me the name for my new (and nearly finished) blanket:
Ice and sliced lemon in tall glasses of fizzy mineral water (lots of these this week)
The first Spanish cherries of the season in a blue bowl in the evening sun
Watering my aromatic Moroccan mint in the greenhouse where it prefers to reside but where the heat this week has been a bit much even for it
Surveying the beginnings of my annual "basil forest" emerging fast also in the greenhouse, despite only being planted a week ago because I didn't feel like it when it was so cold and wet and I don't think the seeds would have felt like it much either
Blueberry muffins in summer dresses of pink stripy tulip papers
Breathing the heady scent of the wisteria flowers hanging like sweet, perfumed bunches of grapes outside my study so that even at those times when I have had to work inside, the scent of Summer has still wafted through the open window
Crocheting together the completed squares of my Summer Has Come From The Sunny Land blanket outside in the sun - how could I not this week?! It's not quite all assembled yet but nearly so. I think it will need a border - something nice and scallopy so finding a suitable pattern is next on my little list of hooky to-dos!
Amazingly it's the weekend and the sun is still here!
Hopefully with you too wherever you are - enjoy it while it lasts
because, if you are in the UK at any rate, it may vanish without trace!
Happy Sunny Weekend Everyone!