Friday, 30 June 2017

Still waiting

With the exception of a few delightful events, June wasn’t what we had hoped for. There isn’t exactly any sign of any heat waves here as seen around most of the rest of Europe.

At midsummer, the temperature was five degrees below average, meaning some 15°C! No wonder we’ve overnighted at the cottage so far only a few times this season.

Whenever we’ve been there we’ve enjoyed not only observing the sea but also following the belated blooming of the flowering plants.

Every once in a while, it’s been quite lovely, recently even promisingly so. Let’s hope July will live up to our expectations.

Friday, 9 June 2017

Singing again

This season has really taxed our patience. Just when we thought we had at long last reached summer several days with record-low temperatures messed up everything. We can’t be sure it’s final yet but thanks to a couple of lovely sunny afternoons at the cottage I’ve at least managed to steer my heart back to the singing mode.

We found the cottage around mid-June last year and missed all the early blooming, partly because the old garden hadn’t been properly cleaned up in years. Now, it’s been great to observe all kinds of humble traditional perennials pushing their way through to the visible world again.

At the moment, the colour the greenery is speckled with is white. There isn’t much else to show yet. It’s been so cold and dry our summer is very late. Nature would surely welcome some pouring!