They told us it would rain overnight but I don't think a single drop fell. The weather has changed, however. It's more humid, and it's supposed to be slightly cooler — even though at 20ºC this is the warmest morning we've had this summer.
Clouds moved in late in the day yesterday and evidently held the heat close to the ground. Twenty degrees C is 68ºF. I hope it does rain. The grass is completely parched.
I took my camera out with me yesterday morning and took a lot of close-up pictures. Today I have to process those and post some. But I also need to go to the supermarket, and then I'm making stuffed zucchini boats for lunch.
We inspected our tomatoes and peppers yesterday morning and there are tons of them. Some are even starting to ripen. Pictures to come...
There is something so satisfying about that first photo as a picture of a place to live. Such a good feeling. A beautiful moment in a beautiful place.ReplyDelete
Thirteen years and counting. Sometimes we imagine a day when we might want to live in a town again, but I'm not sure when that day might come. We're thinking about getting a second dog next year, and the walks in the vineyard are too good to give up.Delete
Love the "community" brick... a gentleman locally collects these and displays them from time to time.... full history and all!!ReplyDelete
On the tomato front... we think we might be getting buried in them in a few days, too.
Aubergines and peppers still have a long way to go....however...
we are harvesting an average of ten courgettes a day...AAAAAARGH!
We have a half-dozen or so of these St-Aignan bricks. They were here when we moved in.Delete
interesting plant in the last photoReplyDelete
Wonderful pictures Ken. I think the last is Queen Anne's Lace or carotte sauvage. What is the plant in the next to last photo?ReplyDelete
Moi je ne sais pas. Maybe somebody will tell us.Delete
Hi D. if I'm not mistaken it is a wild clematis. Best to you both.Delete
Thanks, chm. I see this site for la clématite des haies.Delete
Our little river (which occasionally is a gigantic, flooding one) is completely dry. Even the oleander, which have deep roots by now and certainly tap into underground nappes of water heading toward the river, are shriveling. It's not too hot, but unusually humid. I wish it would rain already!ReplyDelete
It rained here for about an hour earlier this morning. Not heavy rain, but more than just mist or drizzle. We are high above the river valley so I guess our ground dries out fast.Delete
I think the photo before the last one is the Clematis called traveler's joy and the last one is of Queen Anne's Lace as it folds in at the end of its blooming.ReplyDelete
I find myself with quite a large number of sunset photos .. each one gorgeous . God knew what he was doing when he thought that one up :) I love your photos, you make me long to be there and when reading your stories, it feels more like I am there.ReplyDelete
Do you get a lot of mosquitoes after those summer rains ?
The clematis photos are fab :)
We get a few mosquitoes but very few by coastal N.C. standards.Delete