Loving the sun by happypat

Loving the sun

I got quite alarmed this morning when I saw a black cloud over Garstang! I thought oh no it's going to rain!
Of course no rain arrived & we are about to go into hose pipe ban territory.
Dithered about buying another pair of smart sandals this morning but decided I would see how things are in another two weeks, might be pouring down by then!

Three good things:
1. Never seen so many pairs of shorts this morning, even most men are wearing them this year.
2. I must have parked under a Sycamore tree as I have several nasty resin spots on my car bonnet. I am gradually getting them off with hot soap & water but it's a slow job.
3. Second exciting week of Wimbledon.
Lovely hydrangea.. very colourful
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July 9th, 2018  
Love your hydrangea - mine will not flower this year as it had gone out of hand and I gave it a hard pruning in Spring - hopefully it will have forgiven me by next year !!! Love that gorgeous pot you have there ! Got rather dark and thundery here too early afternoon -- but no rain -- the clouds have but by now have disappeared and its hot sun again ! Horrible when you have sycamore sap on the car good luck in getting it off !
July 9th, 2018  
@beryl Thank you Beryl. Must nit take any credit as this is a very new plant only bought last year to go in my birthday present tub Ant & Jo & boys bought me while they were here last year. It's wintered well & is looking splendid. The sticky resin is a nightmare, have got half off but still plenty if rubbing to do. Someone said hand sanitizer so am going to try that on one of the spots soon, very carefully!!
July 9th, 2018  
@julzmaioro It's lovely isn't it Julz.
July 9th, 2018  
Beautiful flowers in your garden! I decided against buying another pair of sandals, smart or oherwise!
July 9th, 2018  
Lovely flowers. You must be watering them regularly
July 9th, 2018  
@quietpurplehaze Yes I have pretty much decided too but I'm going to Ireland in August & thought if it's hot my old everyday ones would be a bit shabby.....we shall see what the weather brings!
July 9th, 2018  
@mave Yes trying to keep up watering although might have to use the watering can only soon.
July 9th, 2018  
Bep
Lovely flowers.
We had some rain here today, only 18/19C. Another cool day tomorrow, but later on high temperatures again...
July 9th, 2018  
Lovely Hydrangea, and a must for any Garden...Fav
July 9th, 2018  
An interesting find: Step 1: What You Will Need. WD-40. 1 wet and 1 dry old rags or paper towels. ...
Step 2: Spray WD-40 on Sap. Spray just enough on to cover the sap. ...
Step 3: Rub the Sap Off. Get a rag or paper towel a little wet then rub vigorously agains the surface of the car until it all comes loose or dissolves.

Love the flower pot and hydrangeas are so good in them - given me an idea!
July 9th, 2018  
@maggiemae Thank you Maggie. It's weird as the spots, there are about ten of them different sizes, were sticky when I first saw them. I was washing the car which was very dusty & noticed these whiteish marks. I thought they were bird muck & only noticed they were still there after the car had dried. They were sticky too, have washed bonnet with a microfibres cloth & hot water & soap. Still there but better, put on WD40 which made it look better but still marked. The marks aren't as rough but I do think that the baking hot sun this morning in Garstang has seriously added the worst damage. I really have a feeling that it's damaged the paintwork. Going to car care shop tomorrow for their opinion as what to do next. Will keep informed!
July 9th, 2018  
@tonygig Thank you Tony, glad you liked this photo.
July 9th, 2018  
@gijsje A bit cooler for you then, it's been more cloudy today & windy tonight but forecast warmer for weekend again!
July 9th, 2018  
I could do with few more summery tops..but not going get any,cos i know it will change then..yes lots shorts and on most men too.getting the old legs brown
July 9th, 2018  
@brennieb Yes I hate buying summer stuff, never get the wear out of them normally but this year has been different! Old legs, yes saw plenty of them this morning!
July 9th, 2018  
Your flowers are wonderful. I’m with you on summer apparel shopping. I much prefer fall attire.
July 9th, 2018  
lovely vibrant colours and a real feel good photo Pat
July 10th, 2018  
A lovely summery scene. Hope you get the stains off your car. We sometimes get gum tree stains on our cars and I use sugar soap and hot water or shampoo to get rid of them. Not sure if it would work on sycamore stains though.
July 10th, 2018  
A lovely summery image
July 10th, 2018  
A beautiful pot and plant too. A pain having to sort sticky spots off paintwork.
July 10th, 2018  
Lovely hydrangea Pat and a great pot. We're not threatened with a ban yet but asked to be careful. I've compromised by only using the hosepipe on alternate days. My argument is that I'm using 50% less water.
July 10th, 2018  
yes, I got excited first thing when I saw black clouds here and only 16 degrees.......it all came to nothing and it is back to hot, blue sky, dry and sunny again now.
July 10th, 2018  
nice to see some colour
July 13th, 2018  
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