Tuesday, 11 June 2013
Summer's Late Arrival
It's become a tradition with us to monitor the brood of the single pair of swans on our local pond. They usually arrive in May but hung on until June this year. Six is the same number as last year, when they all survived. Unusually two of last years brood are still hanging around, although they are now fended off by their parents.
Today we had our first significant rain for a couple of weeks. It's been sunny on some days in Edinburgh too - other days the sea influence has allowed the sun through by 4 in the afternoon. So whatever comes we got some summer in 2013! The sweetcorn are planted out, so I'm ready.