It had been a bad day! The washing line had broken, I had been locked out of the house on a scorching hot day but it all felt better when I looked out of the window at about 8 pm.
The light looked magical, I grabbed the camera and here are some of the results. It really lifted my spirit.
All signs of tulips in the Small Island have disappeared under fast growing grasses and Achillea. The small tree,Caesalpinia gilliesii, is covered with its ‘bird of paradise’ flowers. Stipa gigantea is fabulous, but has been difficult to photograph but the light last evening was perfect, it is a grass I wouldn’t want to be without. What time does it get dark with you at this time of year, here in central Italy darkness falls at about 9 pm.
Anemone coronaria, in the back border (spring walk), is still putting up some new flowers, I’m not sure if they are new self-seeded plants flowering or late developers from last autumn’s planting. The tall orange Hemerocallis have begun flowering joining the orange of the Abutilon giving a contrast to the blue Perovskia in the formal beds which is just beginning to look blue.