Saturday, 4 July 2015

Highs and Lows

We went from one extreme to another here in the Scottish Borders. After a sizzling day yesterday we woke up to torrential rain this morning and a temperature difference of more than 10 degrees. Nothing to be done about it but make the best of today by catching up with indoor activities such as a bit of stitching. I ventured out briefly (and was stung no less than three times by the ferocious midges who contrary to humans enjoy these damp, humid conditions). The first rose (Zephirine Drouhin) is out as you can see above even if she is looking a bit bedraggled.
The mauve poppy I photographed yesterday for the blog post is no longer looking her best either! It seems to be their lots that as soon as they are out either the wind or rain (or both!) hits them.
In stark contrast I'm showing you some images that I took late yesterday afternoon when the conditions were tropical and the sun hight in the sky!

Grasses by the summer house

Lupins and the Summer House

Gunnera Leaf

Wild White Rose.


Dotty said...

It's a shame we can't rely on a long warm spell of weather! We've had some cracking thunder storms and some days have been really warm & muggy but grey! I love the mauve poppy- beautiful.

Lenna Young Andrews said...

beautiful, you & John are quite the gardeners... I am impressed.


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