Thank you everyone for all your best wishes on my birthday! I appreciate them all, but I would very much like to thank the lovely and sweet Valentine for making me this special card (see below) - it is beautiful and so much me. Thank you again dear Valentine!
So why Sunday on a Monday? Because everyone was cheated out of my clematis update yesterday, therefore I am posting it today. (If anyone out there still follows this crazy update of mine.) This time around the photo has to be studied carefully, but it is very obvious that the honeysuckle is now being covered by a veil of clematis buds. They are just about to bloom, perhaps in a couple of weeks, depending on the weather.
And the weather is a topic for sure as it has turned for the worse. Yesterday it was still warm and partly sunny, but today, the winds are changing. Coming from the west, they bring cold humid air and that means unstable, cold, windy and wet weather.
I am split in my opinion on what I feel about this change. Part of me loves the heat and wants it back, but looking at the nature, I see it is suffering. The Scandinavian fresh and lush green is gone and everything appears dry and lifeless. The rain is vital in these parts and one can say almost a necessity. No matter how much I water my plants, they lack the vital benefits of the liquid of life that a summer rain brings.