1. Looking through the camera card this week, I was desperate for colour to jump out and dance in front of me. The rain has been relentless and even for a rain lover such as me, I am even getting tired of it. The Summer Solstice is upon us and I'll soon be preparing for Christmas, so a little sunshine would be nice to break up the summer months! But, as you can see above, the Mall leading up to Buckingham Palace with its red tarmac and crisp flags blowing in the breeze before the business of a certain Majesty's 90th birthday street party, was full of colour.
The celebrations were going to be very merry! This ship made me laugh with the alcohol stacked up on a separate boat.
Don't you love the simplicity of Love locks? The stories that each one could tell always sends my mind racing. These are on Westminster Bridge with the Eye nearby. Simple flashes of colour with memories and wishes locked away.
Buckingham Palace looking quiet beyond the trees at Green Park. The trees all in full leaf with the different greens catching any light left to give.
2. Back at Peterborough the view from the office window differs each day beyond the Cathedral stonework. The sky changes with every hour but when the blue is caught it makes the stone shine out. Welcome colour indeed.
3. On the Fen in Lincolnshire the bees busy themselves on any dry flowers in between the rain storms, taking absolutely no notice of cameras in close proximity.
The wheat fills the brown fields once again with its green stalks waiting to ripen and turn the fields gold.
4. The rain has watered my garden so there hasn't been the need for hosepipes as yet. The most beautiful thing happened on little Tia's anniversary of us meeting her - our beautiful Coco's rose bloomed in her memorial garden. A lovely touch to a special day.
I sat with Tia on the door step as the rain came down again, watching the droplets of water dance off the petals. A special moment indeed. And then, I couldn't resist the beauty of the Nigella plant that had seeded itself next to us. So beautiful with the rain acting like a cardigan on its skeleton.
5. So a busy week at work, Miss Teen's exams finishing and school ending, Mr Teen's first car being sold and him moving on to his second car, Tia's first anniversary of joining our family, some very enjoyable catching up with very dear friends and, a fourth blog anniversary next Wednesday (yes, four whole years!). I just need to...
So that's my five for another Five on Friday with Amy at Love Made My Home. Pop along and join the party!
Have a wonderful end of week and even better weekend.