We had just started our morning walk and I let my dogs loose so they could go in their own paste when I realised that Erna refused to go away from my side. Couldn´t understand why until I looked at her head. She has a a large swelling on her left cheek. I´m pretty sure it wasn´t there when I put the keach on her. So we turmed around and went home again. Then she had no problems at all to run ahead.
Helianthus maximilliani, Maximilian sunflower. It´s a perennial sunflower that behaves quite nice. Most perennial sunflowers spread like weeds ( like all artichokes for instance) if they are allowed, this one doesn´t.
But otherwise it´s a beautiful morning. The sun shines and it is getting rather warm, but the nights are getting colder now. Tonight we had around 10C (50F) and I´m wondering how that affects my tomatoe plants. I really want to have at least a couple of tomatoes :-) But an even bigger threat to my tomatoes is the magpies I think. If they see anything that catches their interest they take it.
I was thinking of buying the paint to my cottage today even if the weather should change and stop any painting. I have all autumn to paint the cottage so there´s no hurry. But since Erna isn´t all that well I´ll stay home instead. One never knows how things can change, she is old and doesn´t heal so easily any longer. And if we have to go to the vet I can buy the paint on my way home, the place I´m buying it is a neighbour to the vet :-) Now it´s time for a pot of tea and then the kitchen stairs :-)
Close up pictures will come later.