Summer in Scotland is a difficult thing to predict.
Tradition would dictate July and August should be our sunniest/warmest/most summerlike months. Practice and experience have shown that is optimistic at best and a downright lie at worst. As a biker, I have often found that the most consistently “nice” month for good weather is May. Now, that comes a little early to be considered a proper summer month probably. However it has once again been shown to be the case this year. Temperatures hitting into the 80’s by 9.00 am – ridiculous.
Anyway, we’ve slid into June and things are back to normal and there are far fewer people wandering around looking like they’ve just spent the past hour sleeping under the grill.
I managed to take this photograph the other day, when our 3 “oldies” were snoozing in the morning sunshine. Sod’s law dictates that as soon as a camera is pointed in their general direction, heads belonging to previously comatose dogs suddenly come to life.
I keep telling them all they should make the most of bug free, sunny days. I did get our builders to set up 3 Mosquito Magnets around our prospective new dog yard and they have reported that they do seem to be making things a bit less flying, biting insect filled. I suspect that’s a local’s perspective and us, sweet blooded Europeans will resort to bathing in Deet or other assorted sprays.