Monday, July 2, 2018
Different ways to start the day.
Bob starts his morning by standing on his stump seat and barking at four early rising pilgrims. Sophie heads into the kitchen to see if any yogurt pots have miraculously landed on the floor. Such different characters.
Bob also barks at three combine harvesters as they pass us on the lane. The grain harvest in full swing.
Sophie positively sprints along the lane. The owls that nest in the plane trees must have had an '' eat all you can '' evening. The verges strewn with partially eaten shrews and voles. Sophie has had two of the first and one of the latter by the time I recognize the reason behind her purpose.
This morning the baker is in a more adventurous mood.
French (as opposed to Spanish) melons make it into the greengrocers. We buy two but know that after all the rain they'll disappoint. Give them another week of this heat and the sun will make them sweet and perfect.
Flat peaches also make a first showing.
This table is intriguing and may explain much of what's going on in the world. Apologies to whoever produced it but I can't for the life of me find the link :