The overcast days have continued and there have been more storms; the last rain was early on Monday. But it hasn’t been cloudy all day but the temperatures have been slightly lower than is to be expected during the first week of July.
The biggest change on the slope is that the dead sees heads of the Euphorbia have been cut back and more noticeably almost all the Eschscholzia californica have been cut back to the ground, there are a few of the smaller, newer poppies still flowers (probably from seed from the first flowers this year) but there is now bare ground for a while until they regrow. Looking at these spaces allows me to see where I will plant more Cistus, Teucrium, salvia, Sedum and possibly more rosemary. Hardly any of my earlier cuttings of the Cistus have rooted so I need to take a lot more to increase my chances of success.
What is the weather doing with you this week? Have you had rain? Do you think that when the changes happen they seem to happen suddenly rather than slowly?