I have two sorts of small sedum in my garden. The normal green leaved sort and the red sedum. The red sedum is now showing itself and slowly the flowers are appearing.FOTD 16th July 2021: Sedum
Unfortunately I only manage to get halfway for the photo of a magpie. They have been hovering around in my garden for a few days, but in awkward places. I suppose half a magpie is better than none.RDP Friday: Halfway
I almost gave up on a photo of clouds this morning, but decided to wait a while and eventually the sun appeared and some shape came into the sky. Otherwise it was just a grey sheet, the remainder of the rain from the night. It is still raining in Switzerland and our rivers and lakes are full to the brim and in some places spilling over. There are a few floods in villages and cellars under water. Luckily not so much damage on the houses. In Germany it is a different story with people missing and still waiting for help sitting on the roofs of their houses. We are lucky to live on higher ground.
Of course there are always some that enjoy this miserable weather and like to make the most of it. They also seem to increase in size. This slug was really a big one making its way across the wall in the garden. Another insect awakening are the midges/mosquitos. This morning early whilst I was still hugging the bed my hands were irritated and then I heard the familiar buzz passing my ear. I automatically did a swipe at my ear and with a stifled buzz I actually managed to send the mosquite to the eternal buzzing grounds. My first instruction of the day to Mr. Swiss was to organise the mosquito traps in the bedroom. We have little bottles we fill with anti mosquito liquird and then you have to plug them into the elecricity. That does the job qute well and they usually then disappear. They can really be an annoyance when buzzing aroud. Sometimes living near a river is not such a good thing.
My smoke tree looks especially good after the rain showers where the remains of the flowers are covered with water drops.
Today will be a day of isolation. At the moment it is dry and there are even a few small patches of blue above, but I am not so sure. Tomorrow looks better and then I might chance a trip along the local road. I am expecting a grocery delivery this morning, otherwise I will be taking it easy – probably counting the slugs. Funny how the wet weather seems to draw them out of their dark places.
Have a good day everyone and may the sun shine on your side.