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This was a glorious sunny day with the warmth of mid-summer. Bees and butterflies abounded in the garden. It was a good day for wandering around, but that is all we felt inclined to do. We can defer the winter preparation until it feels more like autumn.
This was either a midget bee, or a baby hoverfly flitting among the Japanese anemones.
Here are two views of the Dragon Bed showing bidens, petunia, hydrangea,
and more Japanese anemones.
For Your Eyes Only continues to bloom.
The Oval Path lies alongside the rose garden, leading to Elizabeth’s Bed. Here we have dahlias, hydrangeas, and one of the many fuchsias;
another of which hangs beneath the wisteria.
Here is the Gazebo Path from the south. The new rudbeckias are still waiting for the demise of the nicotiana.
The Weeping Birch Bed looks towards the back drive,
alongside the entrance to which is the New Bed, still full of colour. Sweet peas flower to the left of the arch.
Prompted by https://rakmilphotography.wordpress.com/ I used my 50mm lens for most of these shots.
We are in the presence of fading beauty.
For dinner this evening, Jackie produced smoked haddock, piquant cauliflower cheese, and carrots and runner beans al dente. We finished the Gros Manseng.