Tuesday, 16 July 2013
We are having a bit of a heatwave here lately (though nothing, I realise, to compare with the summer temperatures some readers are accustomed to). I don't 'do' hot very well; I'm a real 'English rose' and really only comfortable within a small range of temperatures, neither too hot nor too cold. Luckily my house tends to stay cool. It has hefty stone walls and no windows that face directly south. But on the grounds that one really shouldn't stay inside on a rare summer's day in UK I try to head for trees, a park or some water.
Bradford's Lister Park has all three, so a trip there provided a pleasant interlude. This is part of the small Botanical Garden, which has some unusual trees and a little stream running through it, though that was barely a trickle in the heat. The garden's colour comes as much from the foliage as from flowers, but it has some very pleasing vistas. I once posted a Spring picture of this same area but looking the other way - here.