The best way to describe recent weather in Rio would be ‘changeable’. Yesterday was blisteringly hot, then last night there was a torrential downpour (just after got home – yes!). This morning I woke to a rather tedious drizzle which reminded me of England.
A day or two of rain doesn’t really bother me (well, unless those two days are Saturday and Sunday!) – I actually rather like a bit of mixed weather. And it seems that I’m not the only one!
That’s right, we have a herb problem. It seems that Rio’s mix of sunshine and showers is working wonders on all our plants. I had to hack out all that basil (manjericão in Portuguese) in the photo above just to keep things under control in the window-box you last saw back in October.
And a few weeks ago I planted thyme (tomilho) and Habanero Chillies in another window box. Look at them now!
|How are you with herbal recognition? That is thyme starting to get unruly in the foreground. And one of three Habanero Chilli plants looking very advanced for it’s age at the back.|
|Ranking somewhere around 100,000–350,000 on the Scoville scale, these innocent looking flower buds will go on to pack one hell of a punch.|
Those little buds remind of sleeping mogwai – just waiting to unleash evil! And with that image herb-and-spice-fans, I will leave you for another day.