As the sky shows - we did have a downpour during the barbecue - but it was brief, and the sun soon came out once more!
Our thoughts are very much on gardens today, as we celebrate the Feast of St Mary Magdalene.
Walking in a garden at the break of day,
Mary asked the gardener where the body lay;
But he turned towards her, smiled at her and said:
'Mary, spring is here to stay, only death is dead'.
I'm sure it didn't rain on that first Easter Sunday. There is no record of the two disciples on the road to Emmaus running for shelter - as we all did at the barbecue.