Yesterday started off sunny and warm,
But by midday,
the sky was very heavy,
bringing with it,
thunder and torrential rain.
It was a shame.
I had planned to go and see
the crowning of the king and queen of the wine in the next village.
But as it was due to take place in the market square,
I thought it would be a rather wet affair.
(as it turned out),
gave it a miss,
(I would have got soaked to the skin!)
In another nearby village,
a group of Harley Davidson bikers
have been visiting.
We could hear them
passing on their bikes all afternoon.
We felt sorry for them,
knowing that they had a run out on their bikes planned for the afternoon,
winding up somewhere for coffee and cake.
But the rain didn't seem to stop them.
We know what it's like to come to the Mosel
on motor bikes and get caught in a thunderstorm.
I remember when we visited here in 2003
(it might have been 2004),
we had to shelter in a shop doorway in Bernkastel.
I got soaked to the skin.
Once the rain stopped,
we got back on our motor bikes
only to stop and shelter under a bridge
not far from here.
Little did we know then that we would be living here now!
My sister bought me this Echinacea
But marigolds have self seeded themselves about the garden.
A bit like the one and only sunflower.
I think potatoes and tomatoes
belong to the same family.
It's easy to see why in these two photos.
The one above is a potato plant,and the one below,
I'm quite pleased with the tomatoes,
as they are all grown from seed.
I didn't really expect them to germinate,
so now I've got loads.
But I'm no gardener,
and so they have all been fending for themselves
and are therefore smaller than my neighbours plants.
But I'll put it down to a learning experience.
And try and do better next year.
I'm surprised to see this lupin in flower.
I sowed the seeds this spring,
so I didn't expect them to flower this year.
When I checked this morning to see if the plants were all still standing
after the deluge yesterday,
I noticed this lupin flower had turned a delicate pink.
I hope you are all in the pink this weekend!