Yesterday's blog post by the lovely Val, of Val's Alentejo blog reported on the welcome arrival of the storm season in Portugal, where it has not rained since May.
Well, it hasn't rained here since June, so
I wished for the storm to come to us!
and later in the day the sky turned dark ...
The winds whipped the trees ...
The skies opened, lightning and thunder cracked and boomed,
and the rain came down in sheets.
For about 5 minutes.
But at least that is a start to the storm season.
Thanks, Val, you have magical powers!!
Yesterday, too, I had this tub of pansies happily blooming on the deck ...
But during the night, there came a visitor:
|Source; Google images|
Possums are partial to flowers, especially purple pansies, apparently.
Just look at the mess he left, little blighter!
Pansies are off to sit somewhere else now.
Mr Cardinal brought me these when I was in hospital last week.
Pink and pretty, just how I like them ...
Might rain again tonight ..