Another scorcher today though the morning started with thunderstorms and a strange smell of smoke. The smell was reported all over West Cornwall and was, according to the meteorologists, not smoke from a fire but the lightning burning dust in the atmosphere!
I’m loving the colours in our border with the Day Lilies, Eryngium and, just opening, the Agapanthus and some Alstromoeria.
The Leucanthemum, Goldfinch is just turning from yellow to white.
July 20, 2022 at 11:22 am
It was quite a thunderstorm! I swear my house actually shook. I can’t say I smelled anything unusual, just that lovely petrichor scent you get with rain, especially after a dry spell. There were apparently gorse fires nr Zennor which may account for some burning smells. Back to the usual Cornish mizzle here today!
July 19, 2022 at 9:42 pm
That’s really interesting that the smell was dust being fried by the lightning! My colleagues further west were speculating that it was smoke from the wildfires on the continent being drawn across in the hot air of the storm.