Today’s guest picture comes from Tom in South Africa. He thought that we might need a touch of snow to cool us down.
I have had a long day and I am pretty tired so although I am back at my computer, this post will be another brief one as I need an early night.
I left London by train and thanks to a fire along the side of the track ahead of us which held us up a bit, my train managed to get in after the bus to Langholm had departed and I had a hot and unwanted forty minutes to kill in Carlisle before the next one came.
I finally got home about five and had time to walk round the garden to do some watering, pick some peas and beans and gooseberries, dig up a potato and of course, take a picture or two.
I cooked the peas and beans and potatoes and had them for my tea and then went off to a choir practice at the church. I thoroughly enjoyed this and feel that my voice may be recovering a bit.
I got back home and did some more watering. We have been asked to try to avoid using garden hoses during the dry spell so there is going to be a lot of to-ing and fro-ing with watering cans until it rains. The current forecast says that this is unlikely to be in the next ten days at least.
I had stewed the gooseberries earlier and I ate them after choir practice.
The garden has survived our absence surprisingly well, perhaps because our friend Mike has kindly been doing some watering while we have been away.
Here is the evidence.
I am due to go to Edinburgh to visit Matilda tomorrow but that might depend on the heat.
No flying bird of the day today but I was pleased to see that we still have blackbirds in the garden.
Mrs Tootlepedal is staying with her mother for a week or two. Both the garden and I will miss her.