Friday, 23 August 2013
Please Lord let it rain.
Or maybe not.
It is after all Bank Holiday weekend and we along with many others, will be having our annual BBQ in the close, so no, maybe those involved would prefer this stifling airless humid horrible heat to continue.
A housework day for me, this Thursday has seen me do a massive shop, taxi home and not one finger lifted to do any other thing.
So overwhelming is this heavy thundery heat I decided to lie down, had just drifted off to sleep when the doorbell rang. Staggering down to open the door, eyes half-closed I was faced by two hot, red-faced lads with ladders,
"Window cleaners love", they announced.
"Oh OK" I muttered reluctantly, then hastily realising what a rare sight they were, added "you look hot, would you like a cold drink?"
Ten minutes later all windows gleaming they departed and I decided since i was thoroughly awake now to venture out the front with secateurs.
My front garden is ablaze with Hibiscus, Roses and Day Lilies, and there are literally hundreds of bees and butterflies all over those and the white Buddleia.
Funnily enough the bees buzz a bit angrily but never attempt to sting while I cut out all the brown dry tails of the Buddleia, and the butterflies do a mad dance all around my head then settle again once I move on.
Really the only insect currently causing me any problems (probably speaking too soon), is the odd wasp.
Perhaps they hate the heat too, but for whatever reason, they seem always to be in a rage and only too happy to remind you they are around.
The sky is a leaden grey-white, not a hint of blue and I think we may get a thunder storm if we are really lucky, but me, I'm going to lie down again.
Posted by Ray Barnes at 3:36:00 pm