The long, amazing spell of warm summer days that we have enjoyed during the last month or so have left the fields and gardens gasping for rain. And while I am definitely a sun-loving creature (ask anyone who knows me well, and they’d concur that I do not thrive in the cold) – I also love the plant diversity that is possible in a not-too-dry climate. So I rejoice with the plants when the summer rain falls.
This morning I pampered myself with a break from work and the long pre-moving to-do list, and snuck out on a plant safari in the still-wet garden…
Fatsia japonica (Japanese Aralia)
Ground Elder and Hosta
The figs are ripening, but there’s still a way to go..
Guarding the portal to Narnia
Raindrop Hosta love
Hung up to dry and waiting for the summer holidays to begin..
Water barrel reflections
Just Drop It
The heavy-scented Philadelphus… and yet another Hosta (sorry, they’re just too photogenic).
Busybodies on St. John’s Wort (Hypericum perforata)
Mini umbrella (Fatsia japonica)
All images shot with Sony a7ii + Zeiss 24-70mm 4.0 or Sigma 105mm 2.8