I chose the photo from the back garden this morning. At least it has a little blue in it. In the meanwhile the sun has broken through and after a day of rain and grey skies yesterday, it looks like we are back to something more normal for this time of the year.
My largest hosta is now expanding its leaves again and I have problems putting slug pellets between them to keep the ever hungry marauders away from eating holes in the leaves. Up to now it has been a success. Last year I only had stalks left after they had chewed up everything.
I really wanted to go somewhere yesterday afternoon, but after a torrential downpour at the beginning of the afternoon, the rain remained, drizzling down steadily so no chance of wheeling anywhere. I decided to tidy up the car and remove all objets that were mine before it returns to the garage next week. I also had to fit the cover back at the back of the car, as it was never needed because I would put my walker in the back of the car as it needed more room.
This afternoon I will take a wheelie to the road train stop around the corner to get a book of tickets from the machine as I will probably be using it more now. I have a special permit for tickets at half price which saves quite a bit as the short journey into town from our village is not cheap. I now have to get travelling again by public transport, although I do not mind. You see a little more and there are people around you. Now the corona problem is at minimum risk in our area, the only thing to pay attention to is safe distance. Although I do not usually wear a mask I will always take one with me just in case.
I have now moved my birdhouse to another place, and it is no longer in front of my window as I sit at the computer. However, yesterday the birds paid me a visit. I am not an expert but this is some sort of chickadee I think.
And I think this is what we call a great tit. Probably the kids have discovered that they can fly and do not need mum or dad for a worm supply.
The bees are still being busy in my garden and making the most of my sedum which is flowering at the moment.
Otherwise not very much happening here at the moment. Although the dreaded virus is now taking five somewhere, people are still reluctant to swarm out in numbers and rightly so. There are no summer festival days in town this year, no cheese days where the cows have a chance to come to town, and no music events.
Our monthly market that takes place on the second Monday of the month is now non-existant and the weekly fruit and vegetable market has been shifted to the outskirts of town with only half of the stalls permitted. This is the new way of life it seems.
My way of life continues as ever and I will now begin to cook lunch. I have a nice piece of ham, so I can forget it for a couple of hours while it is cooking and get on with something more interesting. I now have the habit of listening to one of my favourite local radio stations by earphones from my mobile phone whilst doing things – Radio 32 oldies – which is really good. All the music from the fifties up to the nineties – something I really like to sway to when mopping and hoovering. It seems as you get older conversation becomes a thing of the younger days.
Have a stressless Sunday everyone.