Over 32°C (90°F) in the shade…
… much too hot for walking around the garden! Sadly the peonies are drooping and won’t last long. But I have taken some indoors and will post a few photos soon.
Christina at Creating my own garden of the Hesperides is joining me today, to show her slope on Tuesdays. So take a look at her lovely post, here.
Any ideas of the correct name for this rock plant?
Some kind of Sempervivum I assume? I’m hoping it will flower this year.
I’m now going to chill out! Have a good week everyone!
The weather has been quite a mix this last week – but the garden has enjoyed the sunshine and rain. I cheated a little with the photo today as at 2pm it was just starting to rain again, and looked quite gloomy – so this picture was taken at around 3.30pm… sun and stormy skies after the shower!
And here’s a closer look at the rockery directly below me when I took this photo…
Irises flowering next to Tulips, with Euphorbia, Poppy and Heuchera foliage, Aquilegia on the right, and the later Peony buds bottom left.
We’ve had both icy Siberian winds and Mediterranean heat in the course of the month of April, but it seems the weather is settling a little now. The last few days have been cooler and damp, and the trees and plants are loving it.
And another look back over the past few weeks…
(Click on any photo to open the gallery)
The previous views from November 2012 to February 2013 are reviewed here.
What’s your view looking like now? Nice and green?
Fairly green, hazy sunshine, and over 20°C!
And from a vertical perspective…
Looking down with the camera in the same position later in the afternoon….
And a slightly different angle from a few steps to the right….
Today Spring embraced me
with a warm breeze,
and I felt her breath as she kissed me
on the cheek
Today Spring raced towards me
with some cool tears,
and I knew she hadn’t forsaken me
for another year.
Spring said “I bet you’re glad to see me!”
and laughed with the birds
“You know I always come to dance with you”
were her joyous words.
Today Spring and I danced
with the nodding flowers
Reunited at last, we celebrated
Once more she is ours.
(Until summer takes her place)
Has Spring been to dance with you yet?
Words and pictures by Cathy