It was the hottest weekend of the year here and with temperatures well over 30oC what else is there to do apart from lounging with a book in the garden, sunglasses on, dabbing my forehead with a hand towel then hot footing it into the kitchen to cool down every 5 minutes. The sun is a wonderful welcome change to the usual downpours but it kind of rendered me useless, forcing me to save weekend chores till sundown. I suppose that's not a bad thing.
I did get my camera out though, to take a couple of shots of the poppies that grew in my garden a month or so back. It's cool that even dead flowers can be beautiful. They only flower for a couple of days each year, before the wind or the rain makes their petals fall. But after a few weeks, their stems turn from green to brown and what's left are these little bony skeletons with orbs full of seeds that will drop ready for next Summer's growth.
And the before shot, in full bloom. What a transformation, hey?
There are some Alliums that have died off too. I cut and brought them inside before the weather turns and ruins their delicate pin-like stems.
Aren't they wonderful? What's happening in your garden at this time of year ?