So this is the first day of my vacation and it starts with strong winds, cloudy skies, high humidity and heavy showers every now and again, just like it always does 🙂 To be honest though, the sun does show itself for a few seconds every now and again too. I don’t mind that much, this forces me to take it easy so this damned cold will leave me. No coughing toning but sour throat an a voice so hoarse that I couldn’t understand what I was saying to the dogs and cats 🙂 🙂
I’m much better now though but I know it isn’t over yet. It was still almost cool when we went out for our morning walk but just enough warm for the flies to be able to annoy me a lot, the wind didn’t start until after our walk. Not many horse flies around though and they should be flying around right now, I’m not complaining about it though 🙂 Also, the annoying flies started so early this year that their season should end early too so I’m hoping we’ll soon see a declining number of those too but I guess I’m not that lucky 🙂
The wasp nest is now completely dead and I did take a look at it yesterday, it is semi big and I’ll leave it there for a while because there are plenty of angry wasp ladies that now have no home to goto but still are prepared to attack anyone trying to damage the home they once had. Too bad I had to kill them because wasps are fantastic fly eaters, something we desperately need out here by the bog. They also eat lots of other pests so having lots of wasps around usually means less pests on fruits and berries and one shouldn’t forget that they also pollinate flowers, a good thing to know now when honeybees are dying out. We need all pollinators we can get or we won’t have anything to eat.
I went to the super market after our morning walk, it is a prefect time to go that early because no one else is 🙂 I think I walked around there for half an hour and still I was the only one when I wanted to pay and leave. Today I bought two packages of ordinary poppy seeds and one package of Iceland poppy seeds (we call it Siberian poppy). These seeds will be sown in late September or early October (I will remind You Caryn 🙂 ). The common poppy is an annual but the Iceland poppy is a perennial. Both like much the same conditions and both usually spreads quite a lot. I’ll buy more seeds later but now I know that I at least have a few packages if I should forget 🙂
I also bought a dvd, Deadpool. I’ve heard that it is good so I’m looking forward to see it, possibly already today. It is time for a pot of tea and then a nap, I will rest to death just to win over this cold 🙂
Have a great day!