The day was dark and grey when I opened the drapes. No sunshine to let in! Barely any daylight, either! But I didn't mind. For it was raining! Not enough to wipe out the drought, but we'll take what we can get!
The plants in the garden were enjoying the rain, including the newly planted ones. The rain will help them to settle in. Dusty miller and two of the chrysanthemums by the mail box:
|Dusty Miller and Chrysanthemums|
The rest of the new plants were planted out in the bare spot where the gazanias died out:
|Dusty Miller, Snapdragons, Chrysanthemums and the Lone Geranium|
The pictures of the plants were taken in the afternoon, when there was a short break in the rain, after a morning of on and off showers. Yet, the ground is still quite dry. Not enough rain had fallen to soak into the ground. But there are droplets of rain water on the leaves! And it has continued to rain into the evening and now, night.
It has been a bit chilly, too, and I've had the heater on all day. I managed to get the thermostat to work so that the heater comes back on automatically when the temperature goes down! Earlier, it would go off and then, not come back on until I manually toggled the switch to off and back on a couple of times! It is a gas heater, set into the wall between the living room and the hallway. It is not central heating by any means. The heat simply diffuses through the house. That is my one indulgence. A warm house. I will happily go without air conditioning in the summer, but I keep the heater on in the winter, such as it is. I wear warm clothes, too - currently I am wearing sweat pants and a sweat shirt, socks, and a knitted poncho. But I am seated in front of the heater, as well. I feel cold very easily.
In the evening, made myself a nice, warm drink:
|Hot Cocoa with Marshmallows|
Brunch was a toasted sandwich made with the last of the roast beef cold cuts, sauted, and a scrambled egg. Not exactly steak and eggs, but it was good. Dinner was rice, with fish curry, green beans, and pumpkin curry; yogurt and treacle for dessert. Grapes and sesame crackers for snacks.
Today, I am grateful for:
- Rain! My garden getting watered without me having to worry about the water bill!
- Doing my grocery shopping yesterday, when it was sunny and warmer.
- A working heater!
- Talking on the phone with friends, neighbors, and family; exchanging emails with friends; video chatting with my daughter.
- Hot cocoa!
How was your Sunday?