Wednesday, 21 May 2008
A Mid-summer Night's Tale!
Just a few more photos from Monday morning as the sun is weak here today and I feel the need to see the early morning light playing with the leaves. I have been finding myself popping back to my own blog regularly and clicking on the pictures containing marigolds to make them larger and then scrolling through the entire picture to view it all - the reason for this odd behaviour is that it seems to fill the screen with glowing, vibrant colour, May greens and zesty orange all catching the sun's rays and making me feel as though I have been filled with it too. The only problem is when you return the picture to its normal size the world suddenly seems to dim, so perhaps it's not the best thing to do after all!
The foxgloves are opening from this...
so pretty and I'm sure whichever fox wears these gloves must be the most elegant in the garden ( I have been trying this story out on Lucy as she is the most receptive to my ramblings!). We think the night animals, the hedgehogs which bumble around below our bedroom window making the strangest of noises, the badger who occasionally crashes through the hedge late at night and the scrawny fox who thinks I can't see him as he sits in the duck house cursing the deepness of our pond as the ducks circle around quacking in delight at his displeasure, Lucy and I think all these creatures are planning their mid-summer party and nothing could be nicer for a fox than to have beautiful, velvety gloves to adorn her paws. Well, that's what we think anyway.
Here is the view from our little, ramshackle back porch:
and here are the timy gooseberry fruitlets all hairy and tart. I love them and as we have three bushes I am hoping there will be enough for crumbles and wine and, my personal favourite, gooseberry and elderflower fool - yum.
Have a lovely day xx