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Yellow chamomile flower

June 24, 2013 Leave a comment
Yellow chamomile flower with a red spider right in the centre

Yellow chamomile flower with a red spider right in the centre

 

Yellow chamomile is a very cheerful plant: tiny, perfect suns on straight stems, and aromatic leaves.

Posting the flower today is a bit ironic because our hot weather has been interrupted by thunder storms.

The ground smells gorgeous, though.

Plus I don’t have to water anything and the water tank gets a top-up!

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Rain and power cut

November 13, 2012 2 comments

Last night, between one thunder storm and the next, we had a power cut. It  prematurely ended the film we were watching on tv and plunged us into darkness.

Black water at night

The parts of the house endowed with emergency lights were plunged into light.

We had half an hour to get to bed before the time was up on the emergency lights, and we just made it.

After that we shone a torch on the ceiling for companionship.

The rain has been heavy and continual but our hillside is fairly well drained.

I discovered this morning, however, that the storage tank (the ‘blue pig’) which receives water from the spring is overflowing. The pipe leading on to the pond is too narrow to cope and probably furred up as well.

The photo shows the inky lake of water collecting on the pool tarpaulin. It must be at record depth by now.