|A 7 Legged Wasp Spider|
Mind you, different people have different ways of cooling down. Yesterday the forecast was for thunder showers and sunshine. The clouds seemed to be building just as we had finished working in the garden, so I took the chance to do a bit of pool cleaning. It's not that easy to do when keeping one eye on what the weather is also doing. The clouds seemed to continue building, but then round about midday they began to disappear along with my headache. There was a good reason for cleaning the pool, and that was the meteor shower last night. There is something nice and relaxing about floating in the pool, and just looking up at the numerous stars and satellites shining overhead. There were a few problems with mosquitoes, midges and gnats, not to mention the kamikaze moths, but eventually even they decided to leave us alone. One of the best things about living in a village in the middle of nowhere is that there is so little light pollution. It really is a star gazers paradise living in the back of beyond.
The village might even be entering into the 20th century. A couple of weeks ago they started cutting out some of the road surface for repairs at the top of the village. Unfortunately that is a far as they have got, and each trip out is like driving through the Somme trenches. I am hoping that it has only been deferred due to the heat. I will keep you all posted about the goings on. There is one stretch of road that I really wish they would look at. I am guessing that as it is outside of the village that it isn't the village's responsibility. Unfortunately it is right where two municipalities meet, so I would imagine that they both shrug their shoulders and claim that it is the other's responsibility.
In due course we arrived at Duncan's, and even though he had been at the car boot sale earlier we were made to feel more than welcome. We were largely left to our own devices as we were rummaging around through different storage rooms and barns.
|Hay/Animal Feed Fork|
|Mentsi (thanks Martina)|