My marvellous Kent Claret vine ... I bought it from Victoriana Nursery to keep my ever-faithful calendulas company. Friend Wendy recommends the grapes for grape jelly.

Happy harvesting … my Great Auntie Bee's watercolour of farming life as it used to be, painted in 1950.

The creative mind in action … Coppicing days, Pheasants Coppice, Bishopsbourne.

History …In the garden of Serre de la Madonne, Menton. Seems I wasn’t the only admirer.

Happy birthday! ... My 50th Birthday Party 9th September 2010 at Jenny's, also with Hilda, Becca, Vittorio, Robin and Yvonne and Bianca - Caprese Michelangelo, Toscana. A very special day.

Birthday girl ... Mrs G picking flowers on the morning of her 80th Birthday, a few seconds before she realised that I had arrived.

The calendar reads 'early Summer' but the weather itself seems to have a rather different plan this June: rain by the reservoirful, cloud to make night of day, and of course ... wind. Fortunately the conditions vary over the kingdom, and the month is young.

How is the new season seen through the poet's eyes? Roberto tells all.

A June wind

I love the way our sea-breeze brings,
The sea unseen, on unseen wings,
Unheeding of all living things,
Save stalwart trees, through whom she sings.

- 05 vi 2016

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