WEDNESDAY JULY 17......9.30PM
I have just finished power-washing the patio and come to sit down with a glass of chilled wine. I suddenly become aware of the smell of Jasmine...at this time if night in the heat of the evenings, the scent is all pervading; it draws me outdoors and I end up sitting with my feet in the pool- which is at a perfect temperature to cool me down. There are a few birds twittering in the trees and the little bat which lives in the tree at the bottom of our garden is flitting back and forth.
Boo comes and joins me and starts to drink from the pool...I can hear hear her little pink tongue lapping the water greedily (and yes, I DO make sure she has plenty of fresh water- she just prefers pool water!)...she comes and lies down next to me and settles herself.
I have my IPad in my lap...I have just been looking on Facebook at my youngest brother's recent messages.....there are problems and he is so hurt and angry...we are all trying to support him, but yet again I realise how far away I am.....at the same time I am grateful for social networking used properly!
As I look upwards, I am aware of the darkening night sky and the half-moon becoming more prominent in it...it's a perfect sky tonight.
As I watch, Boo makes gentle snoring noises beside me..... suddenly a dog barks in the distance....Boo leaps up and dashes down the garden, joining in as she goes...time to take her inside for a little while before she drives the neighbourhood mad!
I hope all those in the UK are beginning to acclimitise to your unexpected burst of hot weather..and that life is being kind to you and yours. wherever you are in Blogland.
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Take care of you