Wednesday, 18 July 2018
More Summer Stuff
Life goes on, hot or cold
Hot and sultry are the words to describe our weather though tonight we are suddenly enjoying a cool breeze, from the north, blowing down from those Siberian steppes. Freezing in winter, so much appreciated in mid-summer.
An evening swim cools the body and clears the brain. Unfortunately a lot of the locals feel the same way. There must have been a dozen people in the water last night. I was getting used to our deserted beach and suddenly these 'crowds' seemed to spoil my swim. I sat and baked and sulked for a few minutes before coming to my senses and wading in for a refreshing dip
K loves all these people. The locals bob about, covered up to their necks, and cluster for a gossip. All you see are bunches of talking heads. At least he comes out with all the latest news, and a bit of psst psst, don't tell anyone, but...................
I swim from one side of the bay to the other doing a gentle lady-like breast-stroke, coming out when some of the bathers have departed, to sit on the wall and enjoy the peacefulness
The tap beside our front gate. Mint under the tap to catch the drips, rosemary on the left, a pot of basil on the right
Our first figs. My nephew has a few dozen trees and these are the first of this summer's crop. The tree at the end of our road is laden this year but they need another few weeks of sunshine to get to this size