Again this week the weather has been weird. Monday was not cold and there was some sun during the day but as soon as it was dark, the heavens opened with thunder, heavy rain and both sheet and forked lightening. This was followed on Tuesday by the perfect day, very warm, very possibly 20°C, sun and no wind all day. That evening I turned the heating off, it had only been on a few days as it was. Then came Wednesday! I was woken by the sound of the wind blowing, howling, it was throwing our very heavy outside chairs to the ground. A lot more leaves have come down whether they were ready or not. Plus there was more rain until about 4pm when the sun came out, so I rushed to take some photographs as the forecast for today was much the same as yesterday , but in fact it has been grey, mild and as I write now at 4pm is foggy in the distance. Continue reading
I took these images on 1st September but am posting today (the 2nd) because Monday is Vase Day! Continue reading
Having been away for the best part of a week followed by a busy weekend this post has to be a catch up on what I missed.
So I’ll begin with the long view, linking with Heather at Xeric Style. Lots of colour from the Eschscholzia californica and Cistus in today’s view from the top room window.
Today is the day Heather at Xeric Style posts about the Long View. Why not join in you oly need one image showing a wide or long view that you will show each month.
I find these posts far more interesting than ones about individual flowers as a garden is more than the sum of its parts!
As I was leaning out of the window to take today’s images, solitary bees were buzzing loudly trying to find homes in the warm tuffo wall.
The first of March is wet and there’s a cold wind so I was happy that I only needed to climb the stairs to the top of the house to take the images for today’s Long View. Continue reading
I’m late with the long view, sorry but Heather at Xericstyle who hosts this meme hasn’t posted yet either!
For some almost wordless Wednesday images of how spring is progressing.
Having been away for a couple of weeks over Christmas there is lots to catch up with. The weather while we were away was mild with some rain (in the greenhouse the maximum temperature was 39.8°C with a low of 0.6°C; these extremes didn’t cause any of the plants to suffer, indeed some small plants of Pak Choi are growing very well making me wish I had planted more things that could have been used as salad leaves). Continue reading