Rain !!!

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Post by MrsBiscuit » Tue Jul 31, 2018 9:17 am

I think you are inspirational Lady A, you are always up and doing, I can't imagine you on a couch, although I know doing very little during extreme heat is absolutely the right thing to do, and indeed what we all do here! Even the smallest effort makes you very hot, grumpy and eventually tired. My neighbour goes for a snooze in his adega (the ground floor room with an earth floor, where you make wine and store produce) as it is by far the coolest place.

I do use F50 on my face, although that is usually hidden beneath a ridiculous Portugeuse straw hat with a brim at the front, but not the back. The old ladies here wear very fetching broad brimmed straw hats, tied with ribbons or scarves, they look beautiful.

I had to look up a pharalope, lovely looking birds. I have seen golden orioles, another one of those nice and easy to spot birds!

Your landscape looks really beautiful Tweetypie. If I miss anything, its views like that!
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Post by bigyetiman » Tue Jul 31, 2018 12:41 pm

Lovely pic Tweetypie.
It amazes and annoys me when I see youngsters with sunburn and children, we grew up in an era when skin cancer wasn't heard of, but now we know different, I get people on the bus who are scarlet by the end of the day, including toddlers
OH would like a hat tied with a ribbon bit like Scarlet O Hara in Gone with the Wind she says. She went to pick a fig yesterday evening and got stung by a wasp on the end of her finger, the wonders of wildlife.
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Post by LadyA » Tue Jul 31, 2018 6:08 pm

Well, I did go for a long walk, about an hour in all. In fact, I went one better, and collected my little grandson and pushed him along in his stroller. We stopped at a playground for half an hour, and then walked the long way home. I was under strict instructions that he had to be home by 12, so he could have lunch before his nap. He ate an apple and a cracker as we marched along on the way home. As we were choofing up the steep hill which is the main street in their town, up toward the top of the hill, we passed a chip shop which seemed to be open as there was a tantalising smell wafting out into the street! It's a seaside resort town, so they do cater for tourists. Anyway, as we passed the chipper, little philip, 18 months old, who had been lying back contentedly munching his apple, suddenly sat bolt upright, and started shouting "Chips! Chips!" :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: He does love chips, but doesn't often get them! And he has never been to a chip shop, as dau makes her own chips.

It's a good excuse for me to walk, having him with me, and it also gives dau a good chance to get paperwork done and some other things that she can't do when he's there. This morning she made soap, and had the house smelling deliciously of lavender when we got back!
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Post by Hen-Gen » Tue Jul 31, 2018 6:39 pm

So,errrr, what about his lunch at 12 then. We're you rumbled?
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Post by Marigold » Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:45 pm

That's what grannies are for!
I used to be very hot on rationing sweets etc when ours were little, but when they went to stay the weekend with my mum, they got spoiled rotten. Sara came back home once and looked in disgust at her healthy tea, saying pointedly 'Nanny gives us LOVELY food!"
I got softened up by the time I had my turn at treating our grandchildren, though!

Here is the field at the back of our house, with me and Poppy walking up the path. A bit damper now, but not a lot. Half an inch of rain doesn't go far on drought like that.
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Post by LadyA » Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:16 am

I didn't get him any chips! He doesn't get sweets, biscuits etc. But he just loves fruit and vegetables. Always has done. And cheese. Cheese is a favourite snack. And cucumbers. A dish of cucumber, tomato and feta cheese, and he thinks his day is made! When we got back to his mum, he had his lunch of quiche. He was tired though, so didn't want to eat, but I pretended to feed it to his teddy, and he thought that a great game, and started doing it himself. pretending to feed the teddy, then saying "no no!" and eating it himself, until he'd eaten it all, without noticing! :mrgreen:

I was going to head out for a walk today, but I think it's raining. And it's cold! It was cold yesterday too. I needed a jacket. The forecast is for good weather over the weekend, with temps between 20 and 25C. From what I've seen, the UK is getting it a lot hotter, and I really feel for those parts of the continent that have such high temps!
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Post by LadyA » Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:21 am

It had looked like that around here, Marigold. But we've had quite a bit of rain now in the last week, and things are starting to turn green again. I really don't like the yellow grass all around. I almost hit a cyclist last week! He was wearing a hi vis vest, but against the high, yellow grass on the edge of the road, I couldn't see him! I was turning left, and hadn't seen him come up on my inside, at the junction. Which, of course, he shouldn't have done, but still, I am always careful of cyclists, but I never saw him until the last second! They just don't understand how invisible they are!
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Post by MrsBiscuit » Wed Aug 01, 2018 10:07 am

I love your photo Marigold, I can just picture the large, undulating fields, big skies, bits of trees. I absolutely love the green/gold/blue palette. And the hat!
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Post by LadyA » Thu Aug 02, 2018 9:00 am

Yay!! Happy dance!! My rainwater butts are set up and connected to the downpipes! A friend came yesterday (bringing the drill with the 5mm drill bit that I was lacking!) and put the taps in, did the connections etc. In the pouring rain that we had all day! This morning, the barrels are about 1/4 full. :) Of course, I likely won't need the rain water again for years, as we likely won't have a drought like we've had, but you never know, do you?!
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Re: Rain !!!

Post by Tweetypie » Thu Aug 02, 2018 6:20 pm

Oh gosh, Marigold, it looks so barren. It's like it around here, too. Infact, out in the forest, it's like an Autumn day, with all the brown leaves on the ground. It's only the shaded areas that have remained green. The good news is that the whole day last SUnday of none stop rain has helped my lawn and for once, in weeks, I can see GREEN coming through. The only advantage I had was that it has killed a lot of the moss, so I don't have to kill myself scarifying it with a rake!
LadyA - CHIPS... I just love home made ones with an egg to dip them in ;-)
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