Who would have thought it that this morning I would be awoken with an enormous clap of thunder that nearly shook me out of bed. The heatwave days have ended, just for this morning probably, and it is now raining with a background of thunder as I sit at the computer in the kitchen. My first thought was to put the plants outside to get some rainwater to save bothering to water them myself. In the meanwhile the doorbell rang. There were two rings as the first one remained unanswered as I had to dress into something respectable, only be in nightdress. Yes, it was the postlady, as we know they only ring twice, so I had to hurry. Mr. Swiss was in the shower. Why do these things always happen at the wrong time. I had to sign for a parcel and am now back at the computer, after putting the remaining plants outside. Oh, the stress of a golden oldie.
It looks like the sunny days are making a pause for the meanwhile. My son is planning on a day at an open air concert, but Mr. Swiss said it will probably stop raining by the time he goes. At the moment it is a steady drip which I do not mind. The heat was getting a bit oppressive over the last few days.
Yesterday evening was a moon eclipse evening and I was sitting outside on the porch until 11.30 trying to get a shot of it all. I even saw Mars next to it, although that was more like a bigger star than a planet. I have not yet uploaded the photos, but they are more luck than judgement. I could not be bothered to fit up the tripod with all the attachments, so my shaky hand had a few double moons and stripes of light. I will see what I can do today with the photos.
And by the way, meet Fred. He is our new guard on the porch and devours all the nasty flies that arrive in his web. He has been there for at least a month and getting bigger all the time. I am not yet sure what type of spider he is, but he keeps himself to himself. Now and again he/she disappears but in the evening he is always there hovering and waiting. It might be a lady, so I will have to wait to see if any eggs appear. Male spiders tend to avoid the ladies as they never know if they will be a meal after their first meeting.
If the weather does get friendly this afternoon I will probably break free and go somewhere for a wheelie in my chair. In the mean it is Saturday morning so I have things to clean up and walks to take with the vacuum cleaner.
See you around, make the most of the day, and I will now keep myself out of mischief with the vacuum cleaner.