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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

17 comments:

  1. Ooh I love fresh figs. I love dried ones as wel. Sometimes they don't like my alimentary canal though lol
    I'm envying your summer weather- we are still in low figures (low single ones overnight:(

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  2. I rather like the idea of people gathering together to cool off in the water. We have had a very hot, dry summer so far, but now the temperatures are dropping at night, so sleeping is better. -Jenn

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    1. The water s warm, the sea is as calm as a lake, it's a wonderful refreshing experience

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  3. Fresh figs an evening swim in the sea, sounds pretty good to me. It's lovely to think about and visit other places.

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    1. You'll be having a great trip soon! Hope the weather stays warm, and dry!

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  4. The Locals, bob in the water, covered up to their necks????

    No fair when a private-to-us spot, is 'discovered' without our *permission.*!!! ,-))))

    But you get the gossip!!!! From your husband!

    It must be a lovely way to tie up the day... This refreshing swim...

    The tap, beside your front gate, is a work of art, in itself. So pretty...

    Fresh figs... Yum!!!

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    1. The Tap itself is actually in the shape of a rooster. I should have photographed that as well

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  5. I love the beach
    I don’t care how many people are there. But I do admit a secluded beach would be much much nicer
    This is why being inland has Been so hard.
    At lest we had a river but I’m about to head into the heart of our country. Desert!
    It’s going to be a tough week for me.
    So splash a little extra and send it my way

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    1. I'll splish and splash for you! Last night we went again and there was no one there! K was a bit bored

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  6. I noticed that there was an early ripening Fig on one of our trees, but when I went to pick it, it had gone. I think our Magpies have a taste for them. There'll be plenty more.

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    1. Our local trees are full f figs this year and most of them are in abandoned gardens and have no water or care. Must be fig year this year.

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  7. Just read your earlier post on hibiscus tea. The flowers look lovely in a glass of champagne!

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    1. I keep on reading about hibiscus tea now all over the web. I didn't know it was so well known

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  8. ...and I thought only woman gossip! :)
    Greetings Maria x

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    1. Noooo, men are much worse. And they stretch the truth and make things sound worse. You can never believe everything they say!

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  9. I'm not a summer person at all, the kiwi humidity is bad, even so I'm wondering what a far north summer will bring us come December.

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