Well it is for me. I’m calling this ‘my English summer’ because the weather is just so like it often is in England. We had more rain this week, actually a thunder storm which just five miles away included hail (gardeners’ enemy number one). The local news reported a small whirl wind right here where I live but it must have passed me by a whisker. I am a lucky girl.
This morning there is sun, while I took the photographs and cloud, now that I am writing; see what I mean – English weather, although I have to admit that between the showers the temperatures are rising to the mid to high 20°’s C so warmer than you average English temperatures.
I was with a group of gardeners the other day just after the heavy rain and I told them it was like English weather in summer and they were shocked! Even though they think it rains all the time in England they really hadn’t thought about so much rain occurring in summer. Everyone here is telling me what a terrible year it is for growing vegetables, all that most Italians are interested in. This is NOT true; I’m having the best crops ever – I must write about the vegetable garden soon – but suffice to say that I’ve harvested about 150 cucumbers from eight plant this year so far!!!!!!!!!!
But I digress, back to the slope.
Notice the field in the background is still green, they cut and baled the hay during the night to beat the rain.
I may edit out the Stipa tenuissima from this part of the slope for now to give more emphasis to the silvery blue tones.
Do you have parts of your garden that change dramatically with the seasons, either colour theme or just the feeling it gives you?