Summer is almost upon us here in Jo’burg. Temperatures have been pushing mid 20s to early 30s. Been a while since I last posted anything … busy, busy and wotnot. Here’s a bit of a ketchup … I mean catchup.
Had our first downpour of the season the other day.
John Z will be pleased we finally got some to grow. Had to suspend this batch from one of the compost heaps to keep it out of reach of the cats!
I initially had it on a fence near some potatoes in a raised bed but the cats congregated on the taters and flattened them!
Just for Nan (naturally!)
Pisauridae Rothus (Nursery Web spider).
Freshly picked from the garden …
Juicing the lemons. We use a fair amount of lemon juice in the baking and having a ready supply on hand is far easier than squeezing lemons everyday. I decanted the juice and stored it in one of the freezers.
‘All I hear is ”Crickets, crickets ….” Rescued from one of the cats and placed safely out of harm’s way.
Zebra Blue on Lavender.
Couldn’t resist snapping this old XR6. I had a Cortina back in the day. Brand new out the box. First car I bought in SA. Drove it off the showroom floor. I even remember the tyres squeaking on the polished surface! Drove to Cape Town in it shortly after Emily was born. Turned out to be the hottest February in 12 years! My mother was over on holiday establishing ”Granny bonds” with her first grandchild. All I recall her saying on the trip down was … ”For goodness sake, please open the window!”
Made little difference. No air-con in the Cortina!
Ella and I on Ridge Road a few mornings ago.
Eckstein Street. Just up the road from our spot.
Rather large Black Mud Dauber Wasp that happened by for a drink on this hot afternoon.
Various veggies in containers.