Is there anybody there said the traveller,
Knocking on the moonlit door?
I feel a bit like that. Why has Google suddenly made it so difficult? I said I was having a couple of day's break but of course, after a good night's sleep I feel more or less back to normal.
So - here is today's attempt - sometimes it works, then sometimes it doesn't. I have answered some of you, others reject me out of hand. I will keep going - perhaps it will right itself.
I had a lovely day with my friends over from Grange over Sands, what's better than a nice relaxed, civilised lunch out with friends? But by golly I was tired yesterday. In the afternoon friends S and T called for a nice chat (don't forget I would love a look at the Sea Salt catalogue please S!) and then friend S called; we all had a nice chat and then S and T went home and S stayed until 7 - so another super day. Tired again today. But frankly, don't know about anyone else but what with the terrible world situation - earthquakes, wars, famines - I just need to be tired in order to sleep well. None of us can do anything about it so best we can just get on with our lives.
Last evening as darkness fell I think we had twenty drops of rain but it was still very warm and I think at least ten of them dried before they hit the ground.
As far as the garden is concerned, my gardener will be pleased that this hot spell is bringing out my poppies. They are not his favourite and they are everywhere - semi wild - all the same darkish purple and they are lovely. As is the Birds' Foot Trefoil in my front lawn (more of it than grass) - such a pretty weed and it brings back so many happy memories of my father as we collected wild flowers for me to try and draw and write about. My Dad was such a wonderful Dad - sharing his love of poetry and nature with yme - loves which have never left me throughtout my life. I wish I could tell him - but then there will be many of us in that position.
Looking out of the window the garden is full of pollinators - many of them very large bumble bees like giant bombers flying low just above the ground. And there is plenty for them to go at now - apart from the poppies the other things which seed freely and I always leave are antirrhinums - mainly yellow ones which I have never sewn - they just appeared - this year a dark red one too.
Luckily as you know I trying to maintain a non political stance on this blog. Good job this morning because there is such a lot I could say!!!
Hopefully see you all tomorrow if I can get on.