Knowing that the temperature would drop and the leaden canopy overhead become a leaky colander throughout the day, we held back Jackie’s sunlit images from yesterday afternoon.
She had transformed this second footpath across the Rose Garden from a few days ago
to this, having also re-fixed the windblown mirror to the back fence. The poppies in the first picture have all been relocated.
Elsewhere backlit borage;
and shadowy lily of the valley also caught her eye.
After lunch today I took advantage of a minor lull in the precipitation from above and photographed raindrops
pendant from solanum;
douching heuchera leaves;
caressing Queen of the Night;
purifying pale pink pieris;
and slithering down Viulcan magnolia.
Some flowers, such as hellebores,
and diurnal poppies, bowed their heads against the weight of the crown jewels.
While I was wandering around the garden Jackie, from the dry warmth of the kitchen,
photographed me in action.
She even managed “Where’s Derrick?” (1)
This evening we dined on prawns: tempura prawns; prawns in hot, spicy batter; seeded prawn toasts; and Jackie’s savoury prawn, egg, and vegetable rice, followed by mixed fruit crumble and custard, with which she drank Heineken and I drank Piemonte Barbera 2016.