Today is the Summer Solstice and outside it's grey and cool.
The basil and the peppers and the beans are languishing in the garden. My garden tools lie abandoned in the front yard and the leaves of the Arbutus tree are falling.
Actually, this is typical weather for Vancouver Island in June. We don't get our summer high pressure until maybe the second week in July. As for the falling leaves, this is normal for the Arbutus tree, which sheds its leaves all summer long. The weather forecast is for more rain next week but, fingers crossed, we'll find some summer weather in July.
Plus the cool weather is good for the rhubarb and the chives. Sue harvested some rhubarb stocks from this giant plant a couple of days ago. A nice warm Rhubarb crisp will get us through this June-uary weather.