Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?
Thou art more lovely and more temperate:
Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,
And summer’s lease hath all to short a day:
Sometimes too hot the eye of heaven shines,
And often is his golden complexion dimm’d;
And every fair from fair sometimes declines,
By chance or nature’s changing course untrimm’d;
But thy eternal summer shall not fade
Nor lose possession of that fair thou owest;
Nor shall Death brag thou wander’st in his shade,
When in eternal lines to time thou growest:
So long as men can breathe or eyes can see,
So long lives this and this gives life to thee.
Shakespeare Sonnet 18
It is very rare for England to have such an early start to summer. In fact, I’m positive that rain will follow this long, dry spell of sunshine. Honestly, England needs the rain. We don’t want the government or council to start the hosepipe ban again – do we?
At least the sunshine is making everyone in an upbeat mood. Well almost everyone, all except the hay fever sufferers. Seriously, the amount of times I have sneezed these past few weeks may have broken the world record. However, this has not stopped me to seek an adventure out into the parks in London, and become an all-out tourist with my DSLR.