I felt a wee bit cheated when the Bank Holiday dawned cold and drizzly (especially since today was so lovely by comparison) but I made the most of it. After some traditional Bank Holiday viewing I headed up to Blenheim Palace to investigate whether the rose garden was in bloom yet.
The plus side of the rainy weather was that the gardens were lovely and quiet.
The flip side of course was that the tea rooms were heaving when I went in there later for a quick scone.
So, were the roses out?
Yes, they were. It's extremely bad form to pick flowers in other people's gardens so I picked them with my camera instead.
The raindrops are all very picturesque but I still can't wait to get back there when the sun's out.