Every one loves Orvar and the feeling is mutual :-)
Finally the warm weather has come. We have 26C (79F) and I´m happy :-) It will stay much like thie for the rest of the week too. Clouds will gather afternoon every day, but that´s quite normal here. It´s a bit to hot at work to be honest, but I dont care. As long as I drink lots of water I´ll be fine :-)
The white rose of Finland. This is one of the three not wild roses I have in my garden. Since it´s mostly sand here most roses don´t like it especially much.
The common Dog rose.
Japanese rose, Rosa rugosa.
The old lady loves this weather too. She´s more active in an hour now, than she was all winter :-) :-) She plays with her sons and digs for dandelion root all day when I´m home. Her apetite is back too so now she doesn´t look like she´s been starving for half her life :-) :-)
My double Cinnamon rose, Rosa majalis. Here with a sort of hoverflie. They look like wasps but are totally harmless. They are also our friends in the garden. Their larvae lives on aphises.
Meadow rue, Thalictrum aquilegiifolium.
I´m taking a day of from work tomorrow. Orvar has an appointment at the vet and it will take so much time first going to work, then drive home fetching Orvar. Take almost the same road back and beyond work to the vet, drive home agin and then back to work :-) :-) :-) So it´ll be an early blog tomorrow. But back to Orvar. He started to limp rather bad last week and we didn´t get any time at the vet until tomorrow. He´s much better, but there´s still a slight limping and thinking back there has been for some weeks now. So I better check what it is even if he´s better now.
The flowerbuds on Codonopsis clematidea, Asian bellflower. The outside if this flower is plain white. It´s the inside that has the beauty.
It´s time for another cup of tea and then out to visit You all.
Have a great day now!
This is one of these flies that wants my blood! Just look at that diabolical orange eye! If You get the light from the other direction it´s diabolical green instead :-) The big thing under it´s head is what it cuts open the flesh with. It hurts like H....! and for a long time too. It took me almost 30 minutes to hunt it down on my bottom floor. They are smart also I´m afraid. Chrysops relictus is its name, we call it Blinning.