Today is our village school sports day, it is windy and raining. Tomorrow is the village Gala day, the first time Dunlop has held a full Gala day in ten years. A big day for all, you would think the weather would have some consideration and behave nicely. No such luck, the weather man is almost shivering as he talks of tomorrow and the rain clouds seem to be piling up at an alarming rate on our side of the TV map.
So photo wise I thought I would share some of my sunshine poppy pix. I love these bright yellow ladies who pop up all over my garden and nod their delicate heads in the sunshine. If they pop up in unexpected places I just leave them, I love their strength within that fragile exterior, they seem to withstand a lot.
I think I am being a tad over-hopeful with fingers tightly crossed for better weather for the Gala day tomorrow. These poppy sunshines might be the only golden glow we see this weekend.
Tomorrow there will be stalls (mine included) huddling beneith their pop-up gazebos, praying that the wind that is forcast does not materialise and whisk us all off to Kansas like Dorothy. I've got all my stock ready and packed, nice summery fresh goodies to tempt the villagers. Maybe I should do a quick change and sell waterproofs, wellies and umbrellas. I have horrible visions of my pretty white hearts getting trampled into the mud.
Every cloud has a silver lining – mine, I won't have to fork out for garden watering this weekend. Idgy won't be pleased tho, this is her little business in summer, keeping the herbs watered every evening. Ho, hum, that's the weather for you, spoils things all round.
Anyway here's hoping the races go ahead on the school field this afternoon. I shall be cheering on the sidelines and thanking the Lord that our school doesn't do parent races and things like that.