The hydrangea bush just outside our front door is beginning to bloom. It's rather pale blue just now, but the colour usually deepens as summer goes on. I'm hoping that will happen this year.
Waking up to grey skies morning after morning is becoming depressing. I have never suffered from Seasonal Affective Disorder (S.A.D.), but this weather is enough to bring it on. I thought we'd turned a corner on Sunday afternoon. Alas, yesterday was grey, and heavy rain in the night had me thinking it might be November.
Brighter weather is in the forecast. I'll be patient and try to wait well. Today is a day for sitting down at the sewing machine instead of working in the yard. But in between rain showers, I think I'll clip a bouquet of hydrangeas.
"A dead hydrangea is as intricate and lovely as one in bloom. Bleak sky is as seductive as sunshine..." Toni Morrison
Morrison's words may be true, but in summertime, I prefer my skies sunny and my hydrangea in fresh bloom.
How's the weather out your way, and how are you coping?