Just another day like the ones that have gone before it this week weather-wise. This photograph sums it up nicely, taken about five minutes ago from the window next to where I am sitting at the computer.
(sorry about the washing line stretching across). One minute the sky is blue and the hot sun is shining, then pretty white fluffy clouds drift across, then comes the angry black cloud and a heavy shower.
I really went out to take a few photographs in the garden (and to show my new hairstyle to my friend and neighbour who was in her garage. Pink/red seem to be the dominant colours at the moment.
But one of my favourites, which (as long as you keep deadheading) stays out all Summer long, is the Gallardia. Nothing subtle about it - a really 'in your face' plant but certainly a bright and cheerful plant on a dismal day - I have it in various parts of the garden.
I have to say that gardening (well doing what I can and asking my lovely gardener to do the steep bits), blogging, Zooming with three different groups of people, friends and my nightly chat with my son (and trying to keep off politics) have carried me through Covid so far. And frankly, according to the World Health Organisation we have not reached the peak yet, I can't see things changing all that much in the near future.
Oh and don't forget reading. Several people in Blogland recommended The Red Hill (thank you Sue for one) and I sent for it. It came yesterday and it is delightful. I am determined to make it last and am limiting myself to one chapter a day. I could easily sit up and read it through the night but am not going to do so. In all likelihood my Book Group will meet again next month - there are plans afoot - and we are all asked to take one book we have read over the break (!!) which we have enjoyed. I have enjoyed quite a few but this will definitely be my choice.
Well my washing machine has just finised its cycle so I must go and empty it. It is quite windy today and so I dare not put my washing on the line - I am too unsteady on my feet to cope with pegging out washing and a stiff wind blowing. So next job will be to put on the tumble drier. The door bell rang to advertise the delivery of my seven ready meals (order six and get one free) - they are brilliant, go straight in the freezer and are a good standby. It has kept one catering firm going throughout the Pandemic - and it is a top notch catering firm too with a really good restaurant- and she told me when I rang to re order that they have done so well with this that they intend to keep going with delivering ready meals when the restaurant reopens. Good to hear of some success.
Enjoy the cheery Gallardia which chose to come out blatantly at the top of my post for today!True to form - likes the limelight.