August means back to work, back to school, and an end to the white nights. The evenings are noticably darker – daylight is dwindling with five minutes a day, and this will continue until the winter solstice. But – no reason to whine about what we can’t change. In August we can enjoy the most spectacular sunsets from the part of our garden that faces west.
Late again? Yes. A dear friend of ours passed away on Saturday, and I honestly didn’t feel like writing anything at all. It’s ok to take out at few days when something that sad happens, I think. But otherwise July has been magnificent.
Three full weeks of vacation. So amazingly wonderful when time becomes your own for a while.
Sorry about being a bit late with the May update in English. There’s no excuse – I’ve probably just been so busy watching spring turn into early summer. Things happen so quickly now that I’m afraid to blink in case I might miss something.
Beautiful May had a lot to offer – even though it was the coldest and most rainy May in 150 years. They say. I don’t know. I wasn’t there to check up on it 150 years ago…
Today, on the last day of April, it is time for the monthly update in English. April has been sooo cold. Sunny, beautiful, and cold. Frost during the night and early mornings, sun and birdsong during the days. But in spite of the cold, spring is truly here.
Calendar-wise, March is supposed to be the first month of spring. And in March we set the clocks for summer time. But frost during the night is still pretty normal. With the greenhouse full of plants that could survive (but wouldn’t like) the frosty temperatures, we’ve had candles burning all night in the greenhouse to keep the spring plants from freezing.
How it works is that the flames keep the air moving, so frost doesn’t settle on the plants. It’s a trick I use in October, too, to keep the last chilis from freezing. It looks stunning seen from the outside.