Yesterday is was so warm the air conditioning finally came on early evening. I was about to nudge it to do so.
Today, it never got over 58 degrees F as a high and it has been drizzling rain all day. Cloudy, overcast but as I said on Face Book..it's a day and I am grateful to have it.
Mother's cactus, a Stapelia, is blooming. Those of you who have been with me for years know how each year in September and October long about the time I have to bring the plants in, it blooms large extraordinary malodorous blooms. The stench is gut wrenching and as I have said, they are always covered with green and black flies. It smells like rotted meat. It is all I have of my mother from when she died a million years ago. So I can't get rid of it. But the stench when it blooms is incredibly bad. I will post a picture. This time (I took it this morning) it mercifully only made 2 blooms where usually it makes 8.
I got some extra sweet paw hugs from Katie this morning. She climbed up onto my lap, faced me and raised her front legs up and placed her paws on either side of my mouth and kept them there. Her face was just an inch or so from mine. We stayed that way for minutes. Very sweet.
Look at the lower left of this next picture to see a piece of the roof line of the house next door to me and look at my trees. Tall, aren't they? That is my back yard as far down as you can see to the City line. I am fronted by a city street but behind all of us on this street is what is called a privately owned (by all of we home owners), Green Belt. It's a forest of oaks, hickory, maples, poplar and so on. HUGE trees and since we get tornadoes all of the time you can see why it worries me when the winds blow.
xox Have a great weekend.