There is so much to treasure at this time of the year but in particular the appearance of seasonal fruits and vegetables; their freshness and piquancy is at its height. I received some delicious vine ripened tomatoes and a flavoursome cucumber this week – just perfect for gazpacho soup.
Peace lilies are so stunning, the flowers are huge – I think they are my favourite lily. We have several clumps but the blooms this year seem to have been extraordinary – the gardener kindly gave me a few enjoy. I am planning to do a drawing study, but time runs away with me.
The poppies were also abundant, we have a huge bed out the front which was alive with the lovely pink flowers dancing in the breeze.
They have seeded all over the gardens and I spotted them in at least six places, must be the birds!
These are the more traditional poppies I could not resist taking a picture.
The roses were also stunning in June, this one has the most delightful sent. It is amazing just how much nature puts on a display every year, creating such beauty that was hidden under the frost and snow.
The thing I most enjoy about the gardens is that as one flower fades another takes its place.
The garden is full of roses, this one is called Many Happy Returns. It is such a beautiful delicate colour, the winds and the rain has played havoc with the garden, it seems as if the hot temperatures and heat of a few weeks ago is just a memory! It feels more like March than June.
We are having a garden party soon, and I do hope that the weather brightens up.
Friday walking along the sea was a wonderful experience, the sun was out but the winds were so strong it was an effort to walk home! I love to see the wind pick up the waves, it seems so much more exciting than the calm waters.
The weather is not something we can change, today has been terrible, with many of the roads shut due to floods, but the real secret of contentment is finding something to enjoy no matter what life throws at you.
While the weather has been pouring with rain, I feel so cosy and warm at home, glad that I don’t have to battle it out on the roads. This is definitely a lovely day to be working from home.