Daily temperatures fluctuate up and down, with more ups than downs; we have been blessed with some rain at last; there are birds aplenty in the garden … all signs that summer is moving into its seasonal space:

The promise of a feast of plums


The Pompon trees are coming into bloom


Nasturtiums brighten the dullest of places


As does the odd Californian poppy


Bold marigolds make a show


Swimming time


And we need to keep an eye out for Puffadders


6 thoughts on “SIGNS OF SUMMER

  1. Eeeek, what do you feed that snake? – it’s in excellent condition šŸ˜„ We’ve already had a few snakes visiting the garden, fortunately harmless ones like the shongololo-eater, but we are also always on the lookout for the venomous types. Here at the coast, the transition of seasons is not as noticeable, but we do see more colorful birds and blooms. I love summer!


    • This puffadder appeared from under a pile of wood. It looks so beautiful because it must have recently sloughed its old skin. We had to remove it though as our neighbour’s gardener was terrified and wanted to kill it – it now resides in the veld over the way from us šŸ™‚

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