Finally the thunder came for a visit.
It felt even warmer here this morning and there was a tension in the air that gossiped about a thunderstorm approaching. It never came yesterday but it did today. It was rather harmless though and we spent most of it sleeping upstairs with the bedroom window open. The rainfall never got any worse than a nice summer rain and it continues to stay like that.
I have a lack of spiders in my home, normally I have at least one in every corner of every room in my cottage but now there’s none. I need those spiders to eat lots of flies here and I’m wondering what’s happened to them? Did it take too long for spring to arrive so they all died of starvation? I might have one in my bathroom though, I think I saw one a few weeks back. It’s funny really, if anyone had told me, when I lived in Gothenburg; that I would want more spiders in my home I would have told them they were crazy 🙂 Arachnophobia and I were best friends 🙂
I’m thinking of growing the peppers I have in the open this year. If the summer gets warm and sunny it might actually work but that doesn’t happen often here. I’ve never heard anyone doing that up here in the north though, I know some grow special kinds of tomatoes though that originates from Siberia but never peppers.
I’ve planted a magnolia just before the thunder arrived, it’s not one of those I sowed last year (M. acuminata, Cucumbertree that comes from North America and probably is the hardiest magnolia there is, those still have a year or two in pots before I plant them), This one I sowed four years ago I think and is the M. obovata, the Japanese big leaf magnolia. Magnolias have problems surviving here but I never stop trying. One day I might get one of those few that is a bit hardier than they are supposed to be 🙂
The nice summer rain has now transformed in to a nice summer drizzle and it looks as if the clouds are breaking up again. The air is cool and fresh again and I think I’ll spend some time outdoors replanting and sowing. Almost all perennials I planted last summer is dead but a few have shown their faces now but I have no idea what it might be :-)I’m hoping for the Japanese Butterfly bush and perhaps the Hardy Petunia. It isn’t a petunia at all but a Ruellia that looks much like a petunia.
But before I’ll do anything else I’ll make myself something to eat and a pot of tea after that. All my pets are about to get their food too so I better stop here 🙂
Have a great day!