We Can Haz Sunshine

The people of the UK got very excited, or rather hot and bothered, as Tuesday 19th July was the hottest day of the year so far. Temperatures reached 33.5C (92.3F). I know people from hot countries will scoff at us, but we aren’t used to this sort of thing, most of us were still in knitwear last week.Photo of field in summer

I trotted over to the field of oilseed, that also had poppies growing in it, to get some uninterrupted views of blue skies. With Hay Bluff (Welsh name: Penybegwn)  in the Welsh Black Mountains just visible through the heat haze.Photo of field with Hay Bluff in the distance

The plant life is looking rather parched and brown.Photo of brown crop in field

It was also a windy day, the hot air really was rushing up from the continent (rather than going in the other direction – a weak political joke for you). I wonder why my hayfever was so bad that day?Photo of grassy verge

I think these pretty purple hedgerow flowers are knapweed. Knapweed is a good source of nectar for bees and butterflies, later the seeds provide food for birds.Photo of knapweed flowers

This shady little brook looks like a good place to cool off, if you can squeeze past the nettles.Photo of shady brook

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