On Saturday Thelma and Trevor and their families were here to have wedding photos taken. I need to ask Thelma and Trevor for their permission before I post photos of them . Grace, Thelma’s granddaughter, was a delight, she tiptoed over the damp lawn, very carefully. She stopped every so often to look at the daffodils and forget-me-nots. The weather smiled down all morning, just a gentle breeze, but sheltered spots were easy to find. Later on in the day rain fell, wind blew, and it was a lot colder.
Poppy walked with me this afternoon, stepping carefully round the puddles. and accompanied me to the view from the bridge over the pond.Some of the flowers have been bruised with the rain, others survived very well.Reflections of the Chestnut tree in a puddle on our driveway.
The Protea fared well, very little damage, but the Camellia flowers are bruised and discoloured.
The day lilies have many leaves well up, no sign of flowers yet. The pink Camellia has that stunning deep colour, against the dark pittosporum leaves.I picked the flower and stuck it firmly in the bush.Lovely contrast with the dark almost purple foliage.
Tomorrow or in a few days time the Dutch Iris will open .
Quotation of the day, author unknown,
“ Garden fairies come at dawn, Bless the flowers then they’re gone”
Greetings from Jean