On these hot dry days I find myself seeking shade. My eye is drawn in to the cool blue of agapanthus, the acquamarine of the sea, or the shadows carved out by aloe leaves. Into these shady interiors I rest in subtlety, taking refuge from the harsh heat of pavements and roads.

I always know that a season is peaking when my thoughts start to turn towards its opposite. Today I find myself remembering the mystery of winter, with just a hint of longing, as summer unfurls one exposing day after the other.