A couple of weeks ago, the water companies declared a hose pipe ban. A lot of the southern counties were in drought after months of no rain. When it came to thinking about it, there really hadn’t been much rain. Sure, we had had lots of ice, cold days and even snow. But none of these things keep our resevoirs full. However, a mere two days after the hose pipe ban came in to play, the heavens opened. And it almost hasn’t stopped since!
Now, I know we need the rain so in many respects I don’t want it to go away. I am also not naive enough to even think two weeks of rain is enough to get us out of drought (although no doubt some people do / will). But, one does get quite tired on leaving for work and getting wet, arriving at work wet and then travelling home getting even more wet (usually drying out in the middle portion of the day). But, yesterday was quite a bright and sunny day, showing that bits of spring are creeping through. Also, they do say “April Showers” so perhaps this is to be expected! So to cheer you all up, here are some lovely tulips!