It seems I've been suffering from "writer's block" this week (at least on this blog*). Not sure why. I guess it's a combination of not all that much happening in my personal sphere, while at the same time too much going on in the world at large (war and politics) that I feel I can't do much about...
* On my other blog, Greetings from the Past, you'll find a Sepia Saturday 'Jubilee' blog post about the coronation of George VI (Queen Elizabeth's father).
In my immediate surroundings, things are much the same as they've been all spring: the roofers are still busy up on the roof - and since a couple of weeks they're also accompanied by other workers hammering away on things down in the basement, to do with a full-scale renovation of the lifts (elevators). They've been working on one next-door for a couple of weeks now, but will be coming to ours next. (Luckily I'm not all that dependent on the lift.)
Outdoors, the rhododendron are doing their best to make us forget the scaffolding...
The weather cooled off for a bit, and we've also had some rain, which contributed to preserving the rhododendron, azaleas and lilacs etc in the old cemetery - where I've kept going for daily walks, enjoying the beauty.
For my own part, it's been a long time since I had any graduations to celebrate. But I still always associate lilacs with the end of the school year - ever since my own childhood.
All things bright and beautiful,
All creatures great and small,
All things wise and wonderful,
The Lord God made them all.