Saturday, 21 June 2008
There's a lushness sweeping over the country at the moment.
Although the unpredictable bursts of rain have been frustrating at times, the result is rich and abundant growth in parks, gardens, hedgerows and roadsides.
I'm noticing it every time I go out. I even want to do a Front Gardens Project on my route to school, celebrating everything that is good about making an insignificant patch of gravel or path something special. I plan to get permission, get other people involved to do their streets and put together an exhibition (if they'll let us) in the community centre. Our neighbourhood lacks trees, so front gardens are very special to me. And I have an advantage in sailing past at a slow scooter pace at exactly the right level to see what lies behind the garden walls.
In the past week I took my camera to an open gardens scheme and out into my own back garden where less is happening perhaps. But there are moments. I didn't get the clematis this year, but the rose is in full bloom and I promised Donimo some shots of Lady's Mantle after his beautiful hostas inspired me. Some leaves are made for raindrops. So my son and I went out and grabbed these...
My son took this one
I think I took this one
And I've no idea which of us took this one but we were just caught up in a miniature world of diamonds on green for a while