Hasn’t this been a fantastic summer? with temperatures averaging 28 degrees since early July, Some days have been so heart achingly beautiful, I have just lost myself in the sheer glory of warmth and sun.
To-day , well, what a change, a drop of about 10 degrees with heavy burst of rain and gusts of wind. As I speak the sun has peeped out to say Hi ,………. please stay., but he won’t.
I got up early this morning to take the dogs out planning to walk down the Bunny to the beach, even though a big black cloud loomed up from the west, I got out of the car walked about 100 yards and splash ! down it came. we hung around under the tree canopy for a while with rain dripping off the trees, joggers and other dog walkers passed by soaked, It eased slightly so we carried on, but it was not pleasant, I had a couple of sojourns up and down the bunny keeping under the trees.
I was hoping to pick some more blackberries but that was a no no, I hope to get some more before they finish, and stock up the freezer, for some lovely Apple/Blackberry crumble in winter. Mmmmm
We’ve had a real glut of butterflies during the heatwave, mostly whites, I let my Nasturtiums self seed each year and they love it for laying eggs., I planted a new Buddleia, a deep purple, but it hasn’t done as well as the self sown shrubs that are alive with butterflies. I’ve a good mind to ask for my money back.
Anyhow I’ve rambled on long enough. Please, please Mr Sun don’t leave us yet, or it’s going to be a long miserable winter, and after last year’s I don’t think I could take it,
Lotsa luv from me and Ruby, oh and Barney, he’s here for his holidays till Wednesday.