I think summer came for a week or so during May. This morning it's +6C with the wind chill it's +3C. It's been cold for sometime now with not much sign of let up. Very disappointing to say the least. Our summers are very short as it is. Ah well, we can only hope for some warmth soon.
Some good news, my granddaughter and her partner will be coming to visit me from Ontario in a week or so. I'm looking forward to this. Haven't seen her in some time.
Despite the cool weather the plants are thriving. I was a bit disappointed with the white lilac as there weren't many blooms on it this year. I walked up for the mail a few days ago and noticed the neighbours lilac didn't have many blooms either. Must have something to do with how winter or spring was. My yellow Azalea out did itself this year. Great huge blooms and the perfume coming from it is heady. The rose bushes also have loads of buds on them. Seems everything but me likes the cold damp weather.
We had about ten minutes of sun a few days ago and I saw this Swallow Tail on the Azalea. I ran for the camera and got these shots.
A few photos of the plants in the garden.
Normally I have lots of bees but have hardly seen any. I blame it on the cold weather. I did get this picture.