The thyme is in full and glorious flower, spilling out over the steps leading up to the patio. Sadly, there’s a marked absence of the bees that would normally be covering it. Last year was very poor for bees here, as well.

Some of my earliest memories are of family holidays in Spain, and drinking “horchata de chufa” (which is basically sweetened tiger-nut milk).
For the first time, I’ve made some myself at home! Not quite up to the standard of my memories (is anything, ever?), but a pleasant drink on a hot day.