Where did Spring go?

One week ago I was in t-shirt and shorts adding some colour to my rather white legs. Thursday I was in the garden with a make-shift sun-screen for my laptop (Heath Robinson would have been proud!) clad in jeans and mid-length sleeves. Today, the fire is lit, the clouds are steadily inching their way down the hillside and I am wondering whether I should put another jumper on!
Apparently it is warm in England. I think there is some form of weather-exchange going on. It never seems to be warm in both places at the same time. *ponders*

A friend on the other side of the campo has orchids in bloom. They're still hiding their blooms under the leaves this side so here is one from last year.