Monday, 15 July 2019

Monday

Monday morning.   Up bright and early after a reasonable night's sleep.   Feeling my usual self although hot weather is not kind to arthritis so walking is quite difficult.   Once my cleaning lady had arrived and I had watered my pots on the back patio Tess and I had a stroll round our usual morning round - slow but steady.   Now plenty of time to put on a blog before eating up all yesterday's left-overs for my lunch.

I must say I thought the news about the cricket was absolutely tremendous.   To win on the last ball like that with a 'run out' was just so very exciting and so well-deserved.   I was delighted  for the whole team.   And seeing the last few shots of the 5 set tennis mens' final (the longest in tennis final history I believe) was equally thrilling.   The grace and sheer good humour was so pleasing to see.

We desperately need rain in the garden and most of the plants are looking decidedly thirsty.   The night before last my son tells me he watered all of their garden quite late in the evening and he said that when he looked out just as it began to get dark, all the plants were standing up tall and straight as if in thanks.   Many of the rock plants in the side of the garden I have planted are now finished flowering and need trimming back but I just dare not venture up to the top of the garden so it will have to wait a while until my gardener has the time.   The other side - unplanted - is now waiting for the Mare's Tail weed to be twenty centimetres before he sprays it with special weed killer for the  third time.   After that we have decided to plant it with shrubs come what may and let it take its chance.   In the meantime lovely tall deep pink poppies have colonised it it - and they are thriving.

11 comments:

Heather said...

How kind of all those poppies to help fill up the 'mares tail' border. I woke far too early this morning and decided I needed a cup of tea. A leisurely start to the day, a few chores done after breakfast so I decided to sit down for a few minutes before I went out to buy a paper. To my amazement I woke up at 10am! I mustn't let that happen again.
I don't usually follow cricket but the result was marvellous and that men's tennis final was incredible. One of those occasions when you are happy with who ever has won.

The Weaver of Grass said...

That sounds like the sort of thing I would do Heather. Still, you obviously needed the rest.

Derek Faulkner said...

Did you notice the beautiful weather at the cricket as well.
We've just got back from a visit to NT Cliveden, alongside the Thames and famous for it's association with Profumo and Keeler. Beautiful house and estate and hot and sunny.

angryparsnip said...

Sounds like a great day .for many.
parsnip

Simon Douglas Thompson said...

I think plenty of rain is coming! Sadly for my own cricket. It was a tremendous weekend

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Joanne Noragon said...

Takes so little to fire up the arthritis, that's for sure.I spent a slow and easy hour at the grocery store and thought I'd fooled it, but not. I had to take a nap, since further walking was out of the question.

Cro Magnon said...

I hope your man kills off the Mare's Tail; I've given up with mine, and simply mow it if it starts to spread. I agree with you about the Cricket.... wonderful.

Librarian said...

After some rain on Saturday and more on Sunday, this week started nice and sunny, but still fresh enough to make for good air and a not too exhausting leisurely run of 5 km in the evening.
Gardens here are looking alright, nowhere near as dry as last year was, but on TV they said that our groundwater levels are still not up to what they should be.