Today we enjoyed more sunshine and less rain than yesterday, but the wind raged at 55 m.p.h. I battled with this on a dead heading expedition and later photographed some windswept plants – I was at least as wobbly as the flowers.
Although Jackie had taken down the most vulnerable hanging baskets they were blowing in the wind,
as were many of the flowers, some of which will be obvious from a lack of focus or a missed framing – sometimes it would be me who wasn’t holding the camera steadily enough, such as with the first of
this group of phlox.
On the other hand these lilies of the same plant, one cluster higher than the other were pictured just a second apart.
More worrying are the leaves of the Weeping Birch, already prematurely aged by wind-burn from previous gales.
Comparatively sheltered are most of the day lilies
and some of the roses.
The decking and St John’s wort were largely protected.
This afternoon, Jackie and I watched the Wimbledon Ladies final between Marketa Vondrousova and Ons Jabeur.
This evening we all dined on Red Chilli Takeaway’s excellent fare, with which Jackie, Ian, Dillon and I drank Kingfisher.