Changeable weather here again; Monday was wet for moist of the day, Tuesday was warm and sunny, on Wednesday it rained in the morning and then was cold in the afternoon, Thursday was lovely all day. Every morning the garden is soaked with dew.
I am a day late with this post; time just ran out yesterday but the photographs were taken on Thursday morning when the sun was bright but low making it difficult on the west facing slope to get clear images.
With the leaves changing colour on the Melia azedarach (there are two in the garden) I am suddenly aware how much the trees and large shrubs have grown this summer. When I look up the slope from the gate I can no longer see the house. It is difficult to describe how much pleasure this gives me.
The multi-stemmed Melia above isn’t as yellow yet as the one on the other side of the garden.
It makes me wish I had planted more when I first planned the garden, but I thought they would take too long to be mature specimens. I suppose that is one reason for the reluctance in removing the walnuts even though I don’t like them, but they are now showing their skeletons against the sky.
I like the way the fennel seed heads (which I haven’t removed as I said I would) stand out against the background, I should pick some at least for a vase. I like the grey/blue of the olives in the distance too.
The above looks messy but I like how natural it looks with different grasses, some brown and some (the Stipa tenuissima) becoming green and the seed heads of the Verbascum bending to the ground to deposit their seeds.
Deciduous oaks retain their brown dead leaves here in the way young beech do in England, I think they look more dead than the trees with no foliage at all (although I like them for hedges). Do you like to see the bare branches of trees against the sky?