The morning sky looked a bit like it did in the movie "independence day", when those flying saucers came in to the atmosphere :-)
The morning walk was right nasty today. There were so many flies and agressive ones too (we might have thunderstorms here today so I think that is the explanation for their behavior.) that not even my dogs or Bertil wanted to continue. The forest flies are annoying enough but all horsefly realtives makes it just terrible. So we turned around really quick and went home again. Unfortunally all these forest flies follows us home too, so for a couple of hours now we´ve stayed indoors. Oddly enough I could have my doors open anyway, forest flies doesn´t like to get inside. I´ve just been into my garden again and now they´re all gone again. I´m free :-) :-)
This flower (as I have shown several times here) only flowers for a day or two.
After a week or so it sort of flowers again.
The blackberries are flowering now, way to late. So we won´t be able to pick any of those this year. Last winter was to hard and spring to cold for them.
We´re going to get high temperatures today and it´s already over 24C (75F) but the wind sort of makes me feel a bit cold. Tomorrow will be even hotter but we will get showers during the day so either it will feel rather nice or feel like living in a steam bath :-) :-) :-) At least this heat will start my new fly catchers earlier than expected. They sort of need to ferment in the sun a couple of days until they start attract flies and hot weather does that faster. I´ll have to live with the smell of rotten meat in some places of my garden. Either that or have zillions of flies here. When I read garden magazines they often tells how to attract insects to their gardens and every time I´m thinking why should they want too :-) :-) :-)
I thought all my Japanese climbing roses had died this winter, but one branch had survived :-) It´s not hard to see that blackberries are a member of the rose family when You can compare the flowers.
Codonopsis clematidea. Perhaps not the most coclorful flower on the outside.
The few colors it has is on the inside.
I had thought of putting my potatoes in the ground this weekend, but it is a bit to hot and a lot to dry in the ground for that, so You´ll have to wait for those tips I would give You. I also have these seven things about me to tell You (since I got that award) but I do have a hard time finding out interesting things about me :-)
My favourite insect of them all, the Bee beetle. I love looking and studying them.
This however is one of those I loath most, but it does have beautiful eyes- Click on the photo to see them better.
This little dame is almost 2cm (two thirds of an inch). You can hear when she comes because she has a very deep sound compared to other flies. You also feels when she bites! This one however isn´t the worst one. There is one species I call "The stealth". She never makes a sound when comming, but the bite hurst soo bad!
It´s absolutly quiet outside now. Not a bird can be heard nothing else either. I think thunder might be comming in. Well I´ll eenjot those flashes with a cup of tea I think.
Have a great day now!