Although it will not officially be summer for another three weeks, to me June is THE start of summertime. The weather is finally warming up and everywhere flowers are blooming. Birds are singing their little hearts out. What is cheerier than a Robin's "cheeriup cheerio" ? Even if it is five o'clock in the morning. We have a Junco building its nest right in a hanging pot of flowers. I hope it will not be put off by all of us walking around and generally making noise close by.
We took a drive earlier to a nearby river where we set up our lawn chairs and had a little picnic. Perfect day for it with just enough breeze. Didn't see much for birds ( I had brought my binoculars) but just across the river there was a large clump of yellow blooming Iris, just like the ones in The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady. I love Edith Holden's illustrations. I think it so sad that she died in the River Thames, falling in trying to reach a branch of chestnut buds. Or so it is believed since no one actually saw her fall in.
Happy Summer then to you! Granny M.