Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Summertime

The days have been mostly mild. Gentle rain fell early this morning. It covered the dry earth like a worn sheet, not enough to penetrate beneath the top soil but just enough to make the garden look nice and shiny for a small while. While summer has not yet shown it's strength the garden has well and truly transitioned from spring. Old favourites of figs, hydrangea, oleander and pink hibiscus are showing their pretty heads. The hydrangea are so beautiful and are always welcome inside.

9 comments:

Lizz said...

Happy Summer to you on your end of the world, your solstice, while I'm in the dark cold solstice here. Love it.

I received a sweet package full off natural goodies from you. Thanks!

Sara said...

You know I don't think there are any hydrangeas in my street! Thank you for the photos and reminder of such simple pleasures.

Amber said...

Oh beautiful. Thanks for sharing those gorgeous pics.
What is with this season? We are still to feel warm.
xx

jodi said...

love hydrangeas!

umbrellabella said...

Gorgeous imagery.....and the bit of rain we had tonight I can feel the gardenss have perked up a bit

Barb said...

It rained beautifully here tonight -- smelled incredible.

Leanne said...

Oh goodness your blog has to be one of my new favourites....delightful!

sylvesterandmama said...

beautiful photos... oh, how it makes me miss summer (it is dark and cold here in Denmark!!)

Mel said...

LOVE your photo of the chest of drawers with the two flower-filled vases on top.