After a cold, miserable week of constant rain and greyness, yesterday dawned clear and the temperature shot up during the day from 9℃ (48℉) to 32℃ (90℉) on the deck in the shade.
This morning I woke before 6am and dawn and made myself a cup of tea and went back to bed with Zoe. By 7am the sun was up and the view from my bed was:
So now, nearly an hour later, watching the morning news and weather forecast I am astonished to see that by this afternoon we are supposed to be having full rain again. I'm hoping it won't because I've still got croquet matches to play and time is running out.