Friday, 27 July 2018
Colour in the drought
This spot of colourful California Poppies growing through heat and drought and the stones of the driveway probably wouldn't have been here if Col was still alive and well. He was always keen to spray weedkiller on anything in the wrong place and his council work, in the early days involved spraying too. I'm not keen on weedkiller, never have been and who knows how much damage all that nasty stuff did to his health.
There are patches of poppies all over the driveway and in tiny gaps between the patio slabs and lots of mullein plants popping up too. How they are surviving without rain when nothing else is I don't know. I have no intention of spraying so they will stay.
Don't forget tonight there is a total eclipse of the moon between 8.45pm and 9.30pm, when the earth is between the moon and the sun. Moon eclipses are more common than solar eclipses but only 1 in 4 is a total moon eclipse. These are sometimes called 'blood moons' because the moon takes on shades of red and orange.