We seemed to have bypassed spring and gone straight into summer yesterday (weather gods please note – I am not complaining, just making an observation 😉 ). The sun was shining, the sky was blue and I decided the time was right for the lawn to have its long overdue inaugural cut of the year. I wasn’t surprised at how long the grass had become, based on the fact that we’d had lots of rain followed by warm sun, but I was surprised to find daisies and dandelions in it – fully formed and flowering. A couple of big fat bumble bees came along to see what was happening, and a butterfly fluttered by at one point. I’m sure it’s a bit too early for them all?
Later on, I had to go to the local dry cleaners to pick something up and decided to walk the long way round because it was such a nice day. As I walked past gardens full of spring flowering plants, trees and shrubs with blossom on them, and particularly a blackcurrant bush, I suddenly had a sort of ‘flashback’ feeling to when I was at primary school: it was the summer term and I was walking either to or from school wearing my school blazer, summer dress, short white ankle socks and brown closed toe sandals. I loved wearing my sandals – they were so light and airy with their crepe sole after the heavy shoes, or boots, of the winter.
This should be the moment at which I post a photograph of me in summer school uniform, complete with sandals, but sadly I don’t have one. I can’t even find anything approximating it online, so a picture of similar sandals will have to do. 🙂
Does this bring back memories for anyone?