Just can't get over how astonishingly stripey these are!
Well this is indeed a cheerful way to end the afternoon. In the garden with tea, a book, and home made chocolate brownies. And flowers galore - August's pansies are being joined by some rather cheerful wallflowers and crocuses and all is right with the world for a while.
My annoying cough has given me a nice excuse to try out sleeping in the new spare room. It's kind of like being on holiday (except there's no door).