That is the name I know them by, although I also know them as French marigold. They are quite easy to grow as long as there are no slugs near byeFOTD 27th July 2021: Tagetes
There was a time (now it is a couple of years) when I drove a car. And then I had a small disagreement with another car, actually to be quite honest I drove over a red light. To cut a long story short (and I really want to cut this one short) both our cars survived but there was a meeting with the police to clarify details. Luckily no one was injured (just my pride) and I had to submit myself to a breathalyser test. It did not surprise me, but the police lady quite admired my result of 0,000000 %. I sneaked the photo whilst everyone was waiting for something to happen.
The result of the whole problem was that it was entirely my fault (of course). The police were very helpful and even drove me to my garage afterwards to enable me to pick up a suibstitute car. My car was repaired. However I got rid of it. Eventually I would have had to give up my driving licence for a few months and have to see a doctor. I avoided all this and returned my driving licence to the authorities. Even if you do not have any bronchiole problems, it is better to think ahead. I am quite happy without a car. It is much cheaper and I manage very well with my new carless life.RDP Tuesday: Bronchiole
After all the rain and the humidity we were bound to have a misty damp morning and that arrived this morning. Although the sun is now brightening things up, it was quite dull up to now. As it is Tuesday my cleaning lady is here for a few hours bringing my kitchen, shower and bathroom up to scratch. My son is also here now for the next two weeks, but is still sleeping.
To compemsate for the dull morning, we did have an interesting sunset yesterday evening.
On a walk through the garden with my camera I also discovered this guy/dame yesterday evening, probably training for the luxuries of the night. I always seem to meet it in the evening in the same area. I think it quite likes us and is becoming a pet. Luckily I do not have to feed him/her, it just absorbs everything that is in the way.
I met a cousin this morning on the way sliming up the wall to my raised bed. This one had the decency to wear a cover on his way.
Yesterday evening seemed to be quite interesting for some insect portraits. There were some colourful flies lounging on my Tansy. It seems to be a plant with a talent for insects.
I was glad to be able to capture a nice close-up of a bee on the tansy. At last I had a portrait with a few details. He really looks like something from a horror film.
And now I should move on. I am expecting a delivery from my store this morning. I am also thinking about making my weekly trip to town this afternoon as the weather should be rainless today. Tomorrow is more storm and wet, not so good for travelling by scooter. I should also get on with some cooking. Relax everyone, take it easy and take care. We have so many universal threats with climate change and Covid, life is one big risk at the moment. I have even managed a Good Morning greeting this morning.