Monday, June 21, 2021

Summer solstice

I know I sound like a broken record. Here we are at the summer solstice and temperatures feel more like it's the vernal equinox. Our highs will reach the high teens later this week, mid-sixties Fahrenheit, with afternoon showers predicted for the next couple of days. And I'm fully aware that I would still be complaining if we were suffering through a heat wave. Ah, the weather!

Pretty. I'm not sure what it is.

I'm not sure what these flowers are. The leaves and flowers look very similar to our cherry laurel hedge, but this plant is out on the edge of the woods next to vineyard parcels. Maybe some seeds were dropped by birds. By the way, cherry laurel is not edible. Like many people around us, we do have a laurier sauce (bay laurel) in our yard. It looks slightly different and we use it in cooking all the time.


  1. This is a Privet, Troène in French.

  2. I was going to ask if that was a privet, but I see CHM confirmed it. Supposed to hit close to 30 here today. Clear and sunny. None of the heavy sky we’ve been seeing lately.

  3. Replies
    1. Are you implying that Walt lives in a cupboard under the stairs?

    2. Dangerous to give your addrress to the whole world!

    3. I don’t think Harry would mind. ;)

  4. As for weather, we just have to grin and bear it, n’est-ce-pas?

  5. We're experiencing mid-90's - UGH! Too d - - - hot!

  6. chm, well, of course! I should have recognized it. Thanks!

    mitch, we're close to 30, too. Fahrenheit. Ugh.

    judy, I had to look that up. I've not read those books... ;)

    bettyann, we need those weather control satellites from Star Trek.

    mary, you can say that again!


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