Five simple things that have made me smile in a week of rain, more rain and yes, even more rain. It's hard not to feel slightly fretfull and depressed about the ways of the world in such dire weather, hence the need of simple pleasures to smile about.
Strawberries from the garden. In spite of the rain the strawberries have been ripening. As soon as they show any signs of red we bring them in, before the slugs get to them and ripen them in the kitchen window.
A bunch of Sweet Williams from the supermarket. I couldn't resist them as they were such a reasonable price and our plants in the garden are nowhere near as big as yet.
Both male and female bullfinch visit the feeders in the garden. We see two pairs who visit the garden feeders several times a day. One pair always together sometimes accompanied by another female and then another male will visit at odd times.
A lovely red poppy. We have loads of self seeded poppies in the garden this year, I've never seen so many. Some are pink and purple but others are this dark red.
I spotted these creatures dotted around and about in the flower beds at Trentham Gardens when we walked there late last week. They made me smile.