|Emperor's Silk - should turn to a rich red after waxing|
It was damp when we set out on our bikes this morning and with storm clouds on the horizon we kept the ride short (14 kms) but fast. My best times this year. Eat your heart out Chris Froome.
“Is the whole world asleep?” It was so quiet, no dogs, people, traffic or wildlife. The dampness seemed to accentuate the scent of honeysuckle, roses and elderflower. Delicious.
Two trucks drove towards us loaded high with beehives. The honey producers bring them into the region at this time of year to place in the chestnut woods; the trees are just about to burst into flower. We met them twice actually as we rode in a big circle, the driver blew me kisses the second time.
This wet, stormy weather has kicked our ‘paint the dresser red’ project into action. Paul is doing all the hard work and I’m just the artistic director. He’s doing a good job.
|took ages to get all the stuff out of the cupboards|
Don’t miss tomorrow’s thrilling instalment.