while in the mediterranean, china and some places elsewhere people suffer extreme floods - we "suffer" the opposite. ok, it's not a drought yet, but seriously: you'd expect much more rain in the west of ireland than we've had for the last weeks! the only thing close to rain were the clouds in the picture above - so close, but nothing happened.... today I saw that perennials, which have been in the ground for years are starting to wilt! well, they'll have to wait and hope - I can't/won't start watering those plants or very soon I'd have time for nothing else! maybe the colour for this week - brown - will be fitting for our garden soon?