Yesterday afternoon I really though we were going to get the long needed rain in our area, if only to cool down by. The sky gathered a few clouds, and yes, I even heard thunder in the distance. What an excitement.
Half an hour later it looked like this.
It was nice while it lasted, but was not to be. And so we are left with the usual nice sunny days that are hot, hot, hot. This morning no clouds, just sun and welcome to Europe where the sun always shines in Summer. Mr. Swiss tells me there will be clouds again this afternoon. Depending on what sort of clouds, I might make an escape as it is now almost a week since I went anywhere in the afternoon and although I like my garden, it can get a little boring sitting outside and watching the grass grow, which is also not growing. It is under attack from the sun, and an army of European chafer grubs that are munching away at the roots and leaving us with destruction. I read that raccoons are good again the infestation as they dig them out of the ground and eat them, anyone with a raccoon to spare? We only see them in the zoo here.
Otherwise I had a visitor on my orchid yesterday afternoon out on the porch table. It was my No. 1 son that noticed it and asked “is that a grasshopper on that flower”. Of course I was in action with the camera to snap the moment. This time I think it really was a grasshopper and not one of those katydids which I believe are bigger. This poor little grasshopper seems to have lost one of his jumping legs somewhere.
And now to move on, although no big deal today. It is difficult to know what to eat when the hot weather takes away your appetite, so I am going for meals with no stress. Yesterday evening we made do with pizzas from the store. It is not worth the time and effort to make one myself at the moment.
I heard the sound of a bumble bee outside, but even he disappeared so no photo, and he was really big. I am just left with the flowers. Hope your day becomes more eventful than mine are at the moment, I am now off to do something intelligent like clean up, iron and cook – all voluntary pasttimes of course.