Sunday, July 14, 2019

14/07/2019 Wow what a weekend of sport, but I managed a quick walk out early before it go too hot.

Maximum temperature today 27C, minimum 16C.  Dry. 18km/h North-easterly winds with gusts up to 43 km/h.  Still, no sign of rain in the forecast for the next week so lots of watering!!

My first photo was of the neighbour's gladiola.

A little further on I saw this flower that I have been unable to ID.  I found an identical flower on the internet that said it was an orchid but nothing further,  I am not convinced though that it is even an orchid!

Common chicory, (Cichorium intybus)

Blackberries forming.

I think this is a Marbled white (Melanargia galathea) but it was still for barely a second for this photo.

Meadow brown (Maniola jurtina).

I think this is a cranesbill from the geranium family...

as above,

Saint John's-wort.

Cattle keeping an eye on me....

as is this youngster number 88...

and I guess dad is also being watchful as well.

Maize.

Making hay while the sun shines...

and obviously, it is coffee time.

Sunflowers in abundance...

and the bees seem to be enjoying them.



See also my Bird blog 


33 comments:

  1. Doesn't look like an orchid to me. I remember when we were in France a few years ago driving past field after field of sunflowers. It was really quite spectacular. The high here was 27 today too. Probably not too often we have the same temperature, Diane.

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    1. I agree, but the only photo I can find of it says orchid, I need to do some more research. 27 28C is just about perfect though I woke at 4am this morning very hot! I also love sunflowers they are spectacular and they always have happy smiling faces 🌻 Enjoy the week, Diane

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  2. One of my fondest memories of summer in France was the fields of sunflowers.

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    1. It is a beautiful time of the year though I did love the poppies earlier. Have a good week Diane

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  3. Beautiful image though I can it looks dry in the fields. Hopefully you get some rain soon. We had unexpected rain for a short spell today after 2 days of very hot, humid weather. We weren't expecting rain until the weekend so it was a nice surprise.

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    1. Thanks Penny it is very dry, and from almost too much rain it is now gone to extremes the other way. We have not seen rain now for weeks and I am struggling to keep up with the watering in the vegetable garden. The rest of the garden has to take pot luck and the lawn is look pretty brown, though the weeds still seem to thrive!!!! Have a good week Diane

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  4. I like the interesting photos very much:)

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    1. Thank you for your visit and the comment much appreciated. Have a good week Diane

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  5. Oh goodness, Diane, you've reminded me of a gladiola farm over in W FL. When I was a child, I loved seeing all the beautiful colors!

    I always love your photo's, and sure hope y'all get rain very soon.
    xoxo

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    1. I would love some rain, the grass is turning brown. As long as it is rain and not a storm with hail!!! Thanks for the kind comments. Enjoy your day, Diane

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  6. I love your pictures so much. They depict life where you are.

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    1. Life very much in farming country. I could never live in a city!!! Have a good day Diane

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  7. Those sunflowers are gorgeous, but then I love all your flower photos with every little visitor. The cows and the bull are great also, as well as the rural scenes. Thanks for sharing them Diane and have a great week :)

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    1. Thanks Denise, I hope you also have a good week. Diane

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  8. That first flower in red is striking.

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    1. Thanks my neighbour has quite few of them. Have a great week, Diane

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  9. Beautiful flowers. The cows are beautiful too but very serious looking. The sunflowers are always bright and smiling in the sun!

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    1. Sun flowers always brighten my day, they are happy flowers 🌞 Have a good week Diane

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    1. Thanks very much for the visit and the comment. Appreciated. Have a good week, Diane

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  11. Beautiful captures as always, the nature is stunning:)

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    1. Nature is stunning, but sadly it can also be very cruel!! Enjoy your day, Diane

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  12. Your flower photos are always a treat.

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  13. Oh I love all the blooms and colors. Cows / bulls always have such mad or mean looking faces but I love them.

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    1. Cattle are fascinating animals I think. Have a good day Diane

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  14. Your post radiates summer while we have cold mornings. love all your wonderful images.

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    1. You are welcome to the cold, I will never get used to it!!! Keep well t'other Diane

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  15. Beautifully conceived vegetation congratulates on taking these plants and flowers and animals and landscapes

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    1. Thanks Agnes always a pleasure to see you have visited. Diane

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