Friday, 11 June 2010

Joie de veranda

I suppose it had to come sooner or later. The rain, that is.
After weeks of sun, we woke up this morning to a grey and cloudy sky. Drippetydrip. 
And it’s cold too. But the worst of it is that now I have no excuse not to do housework. When the sun is shining in our part of the country, it is such a joyful occasion that one feels obliged to go outdoors and enjoy it. It is considered perfectly comme il faut to let the house overflow with dust and completely ignore the staggeringly high pile of laundry waiting to be ironed.
But it seems this weekend there will be no escape. Isn’t it just typical; the sun has been beating down on us all week while I have been stuck in a hot office, but now that Friday is here, it’s pouring down.
Oh well, on the bright side the lawn will probably benefit from it. It actually started to look a little brownish. Besides, last weekend was so perfect that wishing for more of the same already is probably immoral or fattening. We’ll just have to live on the memories of a few lovely days on the veranda, safe in the knowledge that it won’t be long until next time.
Here are a few photos. If you’d like, you can listen to some music while looking at them.

THE GOOD LIFE ON THE VERANDA. In between painting and pottering around in the garden, we relaxed in our deckchairs with a glass of redcurrant juice, reading magazines. Or I just leaned back and enjoyed the sunrays peeping through the little holes in my straw hat.
FINALLY NEED SUN PROTECTION. What bliss it is for our pale bodies to feel the warmth of the sun. It almost feels good to get sunburnt.

WALL DECORATION. During the winter the copper butterfly has taken on a light green hue from verdigris. It now matches the colour of the walls.
THE GEKKO has for some reason not turned green but it’s still cool.
FLOWERS AND BEES are a sure sign that summer has arrived.

Have a nice weekend!

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