Day 187: give the devil his due

The first week of July, and it’s noticeably warmer in the garden – almost uncomfortably toasty. It’s not escaped my attention that its at precisely this time every year that Lucifer appears…

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Orange is the happiest colour

According to Frank Sinatra, orange is the happiest of colours, but while Ol’ Blue Eyes may have loved to be surrounded by it in his garden, orange is a something of a departure for me. This summer I've found myself embracing orange with an ardour suggestive of a wish to make up for lost time.

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