This is really extraordinary weather for June. I can’t remember when it last rained and temperatures soar to 38 every day – 42 if the car is parked in the sun. And as the day progresses, the weather is often oppressive. Not much fun if you are wearing full length thick compression stockings.
The best time of the day is early morning: with all doors and windows in the house open, the bedroom is delightfully fresh. I wake with the dawn chorus, the nightingale and an exceptionally loud blackbird, at about five, and lie in bed dozing and reading for a couple of ours.
I feast on the panoramic view from my bed, of which this is just part: