Here's a view through our rain-streaked living room window of the Senetti (the purple flowers) I bought at the grocery store the other day, with some primroses in front. Yes, we had another rainy day yesterday, though not as rainy as Tuesday. The plants are definitely happy for some moisture.
Olga and I went to the cemetery during a short dry spell in the morning. The cow parsley is blooming in the back corner near the butterfly garden. Olga pretended she was a cow and grazed on the grass. She loves eating grass -- her "salad," as we call it.
I may have blogged this before -- I can't remember. It's probably my favorite headstone in the entire cemetery. I love the modern, minimal design and the idea that these two women are eternal companions. I assumed they were actual, biological sisters, but I recently noticed that some nuns are buried nearby, so now I wonder if they could be sisters in that regard.
Someone used a weed-eater, or "strimmer" as the British call it, around some headstones, covering everything with a layer of shredded grass. You may remember this figurine from my post a couple of weeks ago.
Otherwise I've been trying to arrange to have our old patio furniture and some other debris collected by the council's solid waste department, a process that is proving to be somewhat challenging. (Their collection schedulers are apparently working from home, and we've been trading e-mails back and forth.) They don't want to collect an old glass shower door or a long pipe that used to run up the side of the house for, they say, "health and safety reasons." Which leaves me asking, how are we supposed to get rid of them?
This is why people dump things in the woods.
A friend invited me to a group on Facebook called "What do you see from your window?" People all over the world are posting photos of what they're seeing during lockdown. Here's mine:
I had to show off the amaryllis, of course. It's had 187 "likes" so far!