It was another humid and very warm day. It hasn't really been the weather for decorating, but then given the choice it's not been fit for much in the way of work. I finished the skirting boards after I got back from my morning walk, and before I had a shower. Seemed pointless to do otherwise.
It's started to rain now, with the promise of some torrential downpours. Goodbye to the roses, then. And where do the butterflies go to stay dry? There have been lots of cabbage whites in the garden, sometimes seven or eight dancing around me as I tried to take pictures of them- without disturbing the blackbirds who were taking a bath. I haven't seen any ladybirds at all so far this year, though I have seen their odd little larvae mooching around on the damson tree where they seem to thrive.
My Mother's neighbour informed me today that they'd had bees nesting in their cavity wall, they were entering through an air vent. She then told me they'd blocked the vent to kill the bees as some had come in at the back door. I was steaming and asked her why she hadn't contacted the beekeeper's association about trying to remove them. To the best of my knowledge you shouldn't kill bees unless it's the absolute last resort. I suppose other people have different priorities and wildlife just doesn't figure as anything but a nuisance to them.
I have lots of sparrows nesting in the eaves at the moment, I love the idea of sharing my space with them. So many people try so hard to control everything around them all the time. Sometimes it's easier and for the best just to co-exist. I'm glad we don't have poisonous snakes or scorpions to contend with, though. That I would find a little harder.