Although a top temperature of 35 degrees is forecast for next Wednesday, the extreme heat seems to have gone out of the days and the early mornings are beauteous: cool and fresh with dew spangling petals and blades of grass. The crested pigeons leave their prints behind them as they hurry around searching for their breakfast on the lawn.
A clamorous thunderstorm brought a little more rain during the week and the garden continues its rejuvenation. I like to look closely at flowers and enjoy the shapes of their petals with remnants of dew still upon them. The sublimity of nature in creating these beauties, seemingly without effort, is wondrous.
One: Rosa ‘Spirit of Peace’ captures dewdrops on her petals.
Two: Osteospermum ‘NoID’ enjoys a dewy morning.
Three: Gaura lindheimeri ‘Belleza Dark Pink’. Butterfly-like petals and stamens seem to float in the early rays of the sun.
Four: As the sun rises the Bright Ones take centre stage. Here, a Zinnia salutes the sun…a little yoga reference there.
Five: Rosa ‘Calypso’ has looked miserable all summer but has at last found the strength to flower.
Six: Caught in the act! A bee heads for a Salvia ‘So Cool Lilac’.
I’m joining in with the Six on Saturday theme. If you would like to see what the other Sixers are doing this week, or to join in yourself, do not hesitate to pop over to The Propagator’s blog.
Weather today: Partly cloudy, 15 to 27 degrees C.