Shelter in a Storm


P1000015 (1024x767)This morning it rained heavily.  Either the Met Office got it seriously wrong or I daydreamed through the weather forecast, subsequently I was mentally and physically ill-prepared for this persistent deluge.  So, a little in denial, I encased myself in waterproofs and boldly proceeded on my tour of the garden.  When I reached the Med Bed I checked for flower buds on the Sparmannia africana, as has been my wont for the past a couple of weeks, optimistically lifting the top leaves for look for signs of development.  Buds I did not find, bugs I did.  At least half a dozen assorted shield bugs, spiders and other long-legged beasties, all sheltering under the limey umbrellas.  Later, when the rain had stopped and I passed by once again, these same creatures were tentatively venturing out to make the most of the remains of the day.


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