I can see small tomatoes!
I wouldn’t be surprised if we’ll get thunder later today, it’s already much warmer today than yesterday around this time. The difference is a weak breeze and a slightly higher humidity. Still it’s quite nice but I doubt I’ll do anything more energy-consuming today. But it’s even hotter above the arctic circle today, I’ve heard that they might even reach 32C (89,6F) and that doesn’t happen every summer 🙂 It’s absolutely quiet in the village, a bird is tweeting some but that’s it. It is still too early for the grasshoppers, they usually start their music after noon. I saw the first katydid yesterday and they usually play in the evenings, very loudly from the top of my lilacs and apple trees.
I drove to the grocery store in Gudhem as soon as they opened this morning, I wanted to come home before it became too hot. That little store is usually freezing cold even during summer but today it was nasty warm in there. They had a portable AC unit and I didn’t realize for a very long time that it actually was working 🙂 🙂 I had to put my hand in front of it to feel the cold air. It is way to small for a grocery store and I doubt that it helps keeping the entrance doors open at the same time 🙂
I found some tiny tomatoes on one of my tomato plants this morning 🙂 I hadn’t seen them before because they were covered by all the leafs on that little bush 🙂 Do You know that You can remove most leafs from a tomato plant and just leave some at the top of it? The leafs only evaporates water and it isn’t that fun to keep watering all day, also if You cover the soil with for instance cut grass the soil will keep the moisture so much better and also reducing the watering we need to do. I also finally found lots of female flowers on my pumpkin vines, I guess pumpkins, like zucchini can be eaten long before they ripe so I at least will have some use of the eventual pumpkins I might get 🙂
Nova is sleeping on the kitchen stairs, in the frying sunlight. I wonder if that’s especially healthy? The others are all sleeping either in the shadow or in the cottage. I Think both cats are sleeping upstairs, I know they came in after I came home from the grocery store and I haven’t seen them leaving. This is just how summer should be, we need it to cope through a long and dark winter. Well, it got too hot even for Nova 🙂 she’s now here in the kitchen by my feet instead.
I’ve just finished the box of strawberries I bought and now it’s time for some tea or perhaps I should surprise myself with some coffee instead 🙂 Through the open kitchen door I can see clouds above the mountain building up to become thunder clouds. I think I’ll join all the animals and take a nap too.
Have a great day!