Late Summer – The Mellow Yellow Fifth Season

In the West, we think of the seasons as the quartet of Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. And in 2021 we’ve seen the gamut of what the British summertime has to offer, from extremes of heat to almost ‘Octoberesque’ bluster. Now as the late summer fruits ripen, let us look again at the 24 SolarContinue reading “Late Summer – The Mellow Yellow Fifth Season”

At the height – and joyful heart – of Summer

21 June 2021 and the Summer Solstice, traditionally known as mid-summer, has landed! After a UK May of rain, hail, more rain, slugs and snails, and unseasonably cold temperatures, the first three weeks of June gave us a vintage heat that really did live up to the title of Sir Frederic Leighton’s painting. Summer seeminglyContinue reading “At the height – and joyful heart – of Summer”

Spring – time to rise up

The first signs of Spring are finally here! And not a moment too soon. These past few months with its repeated cycles of tiers, restrictions and lockdowns, have for many of us been brutal. Our coping mechanisms during the first lockdown were at least shored up by the sunshine, the warmth, and the longer daylightContinue reading “Spring – time to rise up”

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