Warm again :-)

This summer is truly strange. We had a heat wave already in late April and early May, then it got real cold just to get very hot in early June. After that it has been cold and I have had a fire in the stove many times. Today the heat came back again and my thermometer showed 33,9C (93 F).

My first tomato 🙂 I only grow Russian black this year because I failed totally when I sowed my tomato seeds.

I thought for a while that this might be to much south for the arctic raspberry, because I couldn´t find any berries at all. But the temperature dropped when the were flowering and no bees came to them. But I did find this and another one 🙂 This is not how they are supposed to look like, they should look like a raspberry. But it shows that it isn´t to much south anyway 🙂 It was delicious 🙂

This morning.

I brought my mosquito hat with me on the walk and I´m so glad I did. There´s a place where the wind doesn´t reach and trees stops the sunshine to get down to the ground, flies just loves that place. I was surprised over how few horse flies there were and then I got bitten on the palm of my hand, underneath the leash. I just don´t understand how it could crawl in there without me noticing it.

I lied the other day (without knowing it) when I said we only have one elderberry tree in the village. Today I found this young one too 🙂

But it was a very nice walk anyway. I met a neighbor that is like a magnet when it comes to flies 🙂 🙂 🙂 Those I had around me just moved over to him instead 🙂 The poor man had just come out of the shower and still they just loves him 🙂 🙂

The bumblebee beetle loves this kind of flower and the two ones below seems to love each other 🙂

This is where I got bitten by the horse fly. I know how much they love this place but I have to go through it on my walks.

I like the heat but it´s just to hot to do anything really. So I´ll make me some sandwiches, a pot of tea and then I´ll read the newspaper. If I have the energy I walk up to the tv and most probably fall asleep in front of it 🙂 🙂 🙂                                                                               Have a great day!

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16 thoughts on “Warm again :-)

  1. hi christer! too hot for me!!! you finally have what we have been having. we need rain real bad! i have a problem with butterflies. i hate them. they love me though. as soon as i go outside, butterflies are after me. joyce

    • Hi Joyce!
      I like this heat if I know it will stay just a week or so, but I think I would come to hate it if we had it for any longer time. But we will have rather warm and rain this coming weekend.

      You are actually not the only one I know that hates butterflies, one more reason You wouldn´t like it here during summer 🙂 🙂 This place is crawling of butterflies 🙂

      Have a great day!
      Christer.

    • Hi Robin!
      We get this strange weather every ten years, give or take a year or two. So I was expecting something like this already last year but it seems to be now instead. I do hope we´ll get sun during the vacation, last year it rained almost every day at least an hour or so.

      Have a great day!
      Christer.

  2. Vi har också varmt här, så i morse var jag ute redan 06.30 och jobbade i trädgården. Fast det kanske också hade att göra med att en reporter och en fotograf från fastlandet skulle komma hit klockan tio och göra ett trädgårdsreportage! 🙂
    Men det var tur jag jobbade några timmar på morgonen för det blev ju vansinnigt varmt, så det enda man kunde göra sen var att vattna. En del buskar slokade t.o.m.!
    Imorgon ska vi hämta våra vänner från USA som kommer med båten till Visby på eftermiddagen. Ska bli riktigt skönt att åka runt med dom ett par dagar och visa ön. Vi har ju AC i bilen!
    Skönt är det också att man får annat att tänka på ett tag, vi kan ju inte sitta här och grina hela dagarna.
    Bromsarna biter mig också, en har lyckats bita mig på hälen precis där skokanten är. Så nu får jag snart gå barfota för det både värker och kliar – otroligt -. när skon skaver på bettet. Hatar dom!!!
    Du – idag lyckades jag äntligen hitta osten, men…det fanns bara halva så du får nöja dig med den. Ska bli väldans kul att höra vad du gillar den!
    Susie

    • Hejsan Susie!Mornarna har varitt fantastiska häe nu, men då skall jag ju iväg och jobba 🙂 🙂

      Men så roligt att de skall göra ett reportage hos er!!

      Ja det är bra att man måste tänka på annat ett tag när man varit tvungen att säga farväl till en gammal vän. Jag brukar ta öledigt från jobbet för jag är helt omöjlig att umgås med då.

      Det är inte så många bromsar i år verkar det som, tack och lov. Men nog hittar de mig alltid 🙂 🙂 Det sägs att det inte känns något när man blivit biten några gånger men det kan jag inte hålla med om alls 🙂 🙂 🙂

      Jag ser fram emot den här osten 🙂 Tror inte att jag hittills ens ogillat en ost jag smakat 🙂

      Ha det kul med vännerna från USA.
      Christer.

  3. It’s been so hot, here, that I have to get up extra early to work in the garden and they really feel the heat, too. We had some rain, yesterday, but not enough to make a total difference. And, I still have trees that need trimming in the back. Your poor neighbor, taking all your flies. 😎 😎 Enjoy your snack and get some rest.

    • Hi Sharlene!
      The heat will stay they say but rain will come this weekend again! Even though the smaller creeks now are drying up we really don´t have any shortage of water here 🙂 🙂 This will only keep the mosquito and horsefly farms in business and we have no shortage of them either 🙂 🙂

      He´s a very good neighbor otherwise I would go there often so he would get all my flies 🙂 🙂 🙂

      Have a great day!
      Christer.

    • Hi Z&M!
      I do like that too 🙂 I´m so glad I have cows as neighbors 🙂

      Well he can´t stay indoors all summer, especially since he is building a garage 🙂 🙂

      Have a great day!
      Christer.

    • Hi Mona!
      This place would be perfect if it wasn´t for the different annoying and painful flies 🙂 🙂 But suddenly one day they are all gone over the night, strange how they sort of dies at the same time all of them 🙂

      Have a great day!
      Christer.

    • Hi Nancy!
      It´s my absolute favorite beetle 🙂 and all it seems to do is eat 🙂 🙂 🙂 But it is quite common around here. All I know about it is that it eats pollen and that its larvae often lives in ant stacks or rotten wood.

      Thanks for the link!

      Have a great day!
      Christer.

  4. It was beautiful today, low 80’s here and then again tomorrow….BUT then we are to get a HEAT WAVE just in time or the Fourth of July Holiday…darn it!

    • Hi Cindi!
      Normally the low 80’s is high temperature over here 🙂 🙂 🙂 Normally we have around 75 as highest 🙂 🙂

      The rain will come over the weekend but we will still have high temperatures they say, that means thunder again.

      Have a great day!
      Christer.

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