Cherries On Top
It's been a funny old week. I had an echocardiogram, which definitely counts as a new experience. I asked if I'd get a printout of it to keep as a souvenir like they do for pregnancies but sadly not. "The paper's too expensive" I was told, with a laugh. The machine didn't have a printer attached to it anyway. The doppler view was pretty intense, seeing blood coming and going in your own heart, in real time, flashing red and blue. Now for the waiting for results.
We actually got several harvests of cherries from our tree! I wasn't expecting anything after previous years where jackdaws (not crows, it turns out) had stripped every single unripe fruit from it by the end of June. This year there's been a hell of a lot more rain so I think the birds have had a lot more of their usual food and been less interested in cherries. They're really nice cherries too.
The garden is growing like the clappers. We sat there for a couple of hours over the weekend watching all the insects come and go. So many varieties of thing I'd never seen before. There were a couple of flesh flies trapped in the greenhouse too. They're horrid looking things. Even after I'd looked them up and found they don't bite, I didn't want to be anywhere near them.