Thursday, July 20, 2006

Hot Hot Hot

It's really too hot to be writing this. We have just spent the day picking black-currants and gooseberries from the garden. If we leave them any longer they will just rot on the bushes but of course we now have to make jam and cordial and that means heat in the kitchen.

The thermometer on the car hit 32 degrees yesterday as we drove back from Alderley Edge so last night we sat in the garden until very late and watched the bats flitting around the trees, the cats were mooching around the garden until late too. When I came downstairs at just after 3a.m. one of them was still out. I just couldn't sleep in the heat so tossed and turned for another couple of hours and then got up just in time to catch one of the cats who had a frog cornered on the patio. P managed to catch the frog and put in on a lily leaf in the pond, it was shocked but soon shot off to safety.

Here are a few pics taken around the garden.


  1. Your cats are so sweet. Is the flower a geranium?

  2. Hi carol,

    Thanks, the cats are sweet - mostly :)

    Yes it's a geranium "Ann Folkard" - I love the dark centres.

  3. Rosie,

    have only just stumbled across your blog. Hope you will post some more, I realy enjoy reading your posts.