The morning was beautifully warm and sunny but this afternoon the heat is quite oppressive. Paul is mowing the grass; I went out earlier and strimmed my rockery. It’s looking very colourful at the moment with orange Californian poppies. I try and cull them ever year but they keep coming back!
Philippe has put his faithful scarecrow up in his potager. It’s not exactly a work of art but it seems to do the trick.
|this hosta is 27 years old|
We had lunch outside on the terrace, salad with home grown lettuce and beetroot, followed by more strawberries. All very healthy. Big Greenie (European Green Lizard) and slightly Smaller Greenie put in an appearance. Big Greenie was clearly feeling frisky and chasing Smaller Greenie. It’s always a delight to see these shy lizards, they have the most amazing iridescent turquoise colouring. Needless to say he didn't stay long enough for me to take a photo.
Rain and storms forecast for tomorrow so I’m making the most of the sunshine today. I think a cold martini will cool me down.
|Diane Dawg snoozing in the heat|