May used to be a good month with a number of holiday weekends to take advantage of sun and warmth. But the last few years have seen a change, and this year May was wet, windy and decidedly chilly, ensuring blossom and spring flowers were over before we had time to appreciate them. Now over a week into June, less than two from midsummer, and the weather remains changeable.
However last Sunday afternoon the sun shone and we drove to a nearby country park, had a wander around a craft shop, sat in the sun in a sheltered courtyard and enjoyed an ice cream, and took a few photos.
Since our last visit, the garden of the craft shop has been taken over by woodworkers on courses to make rustic furniture. Not many of the end products were around but one chair caught my eye. Not sure how it would rate for comfort, but I’d settle for it as an interesting piece of garden sculpture.
Though this one would probably be better on both the comfort and sculptural fronts.
The hub of the operation is open on one side and provided an opportunity for a few photographs of more unusual subjects.
Difficult to think of a more congenial setting to hone your carpentry skills and take home an item that is either useful or provides a garden talking point for the rest of our summer.