Monday, 18 May 2009
Flowers and Skirts
By now I was hoping to show lots of pictures of a gorgeous garden. The weather this last week has really put paid to that with the rain battering petals and the wind completing the damage by blowing the already damaged blossoms off their stems. I did get some photos inbetween showers of heavy rain
Luckily, I did photograph the peony before the worst of the rain really put paid to it's showy display for this year.
Here are a few other shots of things that don't look too bad. The lemon balm is thriving.
The clematis is just beginning to open its delicate mauve sepals
and the persicaria is doing its usual thing of getting on with things regardless of the weather.
The honeysuckle is really looking wonderful but however I photograph it, it just doesn't show it at its best. Here are my better efforts anyway.
The one thing that always looks wonderful in the rain is the ever reliable alchamilla. I'll make a trip down the garden just to see this when there has been fresh rainfall.
I'm really hoping that this rain doesn't continue next week as we are going to the Lake District for a holiday. We are used to staying in the north of the area, near Penrith. This year, we are in the south, near Kendal and Windermere. If anyone can recommend places to visit please let me know as we don't really know this area at all. Things to keep a teenager happy would be good!
I have bought some new skirts to take away with me. I must be mad! I can see I will be in jeans and walking boots all week, probably with a fetching waterproof keeping the weather at bay. Yet again! Anyway, I will show you the skirts as they were all bargains, one from a local shop and the others from Sainsbury's and Matalan. None of them were more than fourteen pounds and they do look really good.
So that's the fashion show over! Never mind, if I do get wet through next week I know that we have a lovely logburner in the cottage where we can dry out - us and our clothes! I'm hoping to bring back loads of photos to share with you. Hope you all have a good week. Its pouring down again - I'm off for tea and cake.