Since our son drastically shortened the main branches from our ornamental cherry tree, the crows love to perch up there having a good old nosy around. I'm not sure if this is a hardworked parent bird or a youngster.
I was quietly panting indoors last evening when I heard the unmistakable sound of a hot air balloon burner and rushed outside. At first I couldn't see one anywhere then looked up to see this lovely sight right above my head. I haven't seen one for ages. Our old labrador hated them and would bark ferociously at them with his hackles raised as he defended us from the invaders from the sky!
A new acquisition is just coming into flower - I love the colour. It is called Dizzy Heights so I hope it doesn't live up to it's name too well or it could be difficult to cope with.
The summer jasmine is flowering it's socks off and smells so lovely. The bees love it too, though they wouldn't keep still long enough for me to photograph them.
Those on the marjoram were more obliging and although it is now looking very straggly I can't bear to cut it until the bees have had their fill.
I'd better go and do some watering. Keep cool - it's lovely really!