Low clouds scattered the sunlight this morning, and Lake Clara Meer has taken on a summer algal decoration, which resembles marbled endpapers.
Apparently, installation of two pumps under the apron (aka pier) at the south end of the lake was supposed to eliminate this situation, but, walah! (as I read on a menu once), it returns!
I can happily report that the extreme heat wave is currently leaving us alone here, although most of the rest of North America and Europe are suffering.
Nevertheless, perhaps as a response to the heat, our backyard azalea is now in its second coming (reblooming). I lost count of how many blooming cycles it accomplished last year; I’ll have to be more attentive this year!