The lawn is starting to suffer from such a long drought. But look how the yew has grown - I'll make a decent topiary shape of it yet!
I see why garden photographers like to take their photos at the beginning or the end of a day, the contrasting light is so dramatic.
We had to go to Wells and I took my camera. I've photographed there before but I seem to recall it was a dull, damp day. Yesterday the city (although small, Wells is a city because it has a cathedral) was crowded with holiday makers. The shops have changed over the years, now they cater more for the tourist trade and eating places have replaced antique shops, fabric and book shops, all places that I used to enjoy.
They take their floral displays seriously in Wells,
a lovely balcony at the Swan Hotel,
which has a fine view of the cathedral from the front door.
It was early in the day and the cathedral west front was still in shadow. It is a fantastic example of medieval sculpture.
On our recent holiday in Croatia I photographed buildings and examples of stone carving. There are many equally pleasing things here in Wells, so close to where we live.
This is my favourite street.
It has direct access to the cathedral up steps under this archway. The houses were built as accommodation for the Vicars' Choral so there will have been a great deal of popping back and forth.
With their tall chimneys they are rather charming,
sort of the same
There is always a pleasing atmosphere in Wells, rain or shine.