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And the rains came

I make paper flowers and a lot of my time is spent in the garden gaining inspiration and trying to keep some semblance of order.

After a sustained period of lovely weather, this week has come as rather a shock.  It has been my habit to saunter gently downstairs out into the diffused light of an early morning garden to see what is what.  This morning, however, was an inelegant dash downstairs in woolly socks to light the wood burner.  I then turned a mournful eye to look through a rain-streaked window onto a grey and battered garden.  The high winds and unrelenting rain had turned the grass into a battlefield of fallen twigs and leaves.

In the early hours of the morning we were all woken by an ominous crack.Having given a cursory glance around and about to ensure that the roof was still attached, everyone went back to sleep.Jon discovered the truth after a heroic exploration through the sodden grass and pouring rain of which Dr Livingstone himself would have been proud.A huge branch, …

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