where sensible people were taking shelter from the sun under parasols,
some of which were curiously reminiscent of the Jane Campion version of Portrait of a Lady;
where cacti looked quite happy in the heat,
and the roses did their copious best not to droop too much;
and where at least the baby ducklings could keep cool (Clare in borrowed hat ... sometimes it's useful not to have a back of the car that's too tidy).