Something rather unusual happened last night, the temperature never dropped below 18,5C (65F). Usually it´s way cooler in the mornings up here in the north. But since they think the temperature will rise to over 32C (90F) today perhaps it´s not that surprising after all :-)
I woke up at five am and there was no use in trying to sleep any longer in that heat. So my dogs and I took our morning walk. I´m glad I brought my mosquitoe hat with me. If You think there was lots of flies in that little video I made some days ago, You would be amazed over how many it was with us today :-) :-) But fortunally they stayed in the shady places near the forest, so I could remove my hat when we came out to the open fields again.
But it is a bit strange, there are much fewer horse flies than I have suspected would come. Misunderstand me right now (swedish expression), we have plenty of them but not even close to how many I thought there would be. The season so far has been perfect for them, cold and rainy but perhaps all those earlier years with drought in spring and early summer has reduced them a lot? I do hope it will continue like that in the future :-) :-) :-)
I think this is a Geranium rose hybrid, Rosa moyesii. Someone I know sort of nicked a rose hip in a botanical garden, wich is very forbidden :-) and gave it to me. The flowers has almost no scent at all.
I have been feeling the smell of rotten flesh lately. I have walked around to see if I could find what ever it is and remove it. Naturally I´ve been suspecting my cats to have left a half eaten rat or something close to the cottage, forgetting that anything my cats leave my dogs will take :-) :-) :-) This morning I realised what it was, it´s the fly trap I put up some weeks ago :-) By the look at it I´ll have to buy many new ones this week. It´s so full of flies that it soon won´t be able to catch any more!
This rose has grown here for ages, but no one knows its name. Perhaps someone can help me with that when I can take a photo when the flower is fully open.
Well it´s time for another cup of tea by the kitchen stairs. I remembered yesterday that I promised to make a video to let You hear how the last letters in our alphabet sounds, didn´t I Joyce? a year ago or so :-) :-) Perhaps I´ll do the whole alphabet since we do say the letters different too. I´ll make it soon before I´´ll have a slow death in todays heat :-) :-) :-)
Have a great day now!