When I wrote the title of this post, it was because of the colours of the flowers, and the overcast conditions. I got about this many words in, and tried to add images, and that is when my woes began. I couldn’t upload any images. I switched between laptop and phone, I used up my month’s data allowance and I’m only on Day 2, I resized all my images and tried again on my laptop…blah blah blah, you don’t need to know all these trials and tribulations, but by the end it was me with the Moody Blues.
This slightly monstrous bud is Hemerocallis ‘Zagora’. It is a little bit warty. It is rubbing its hands together and hatching a wicked plan.
Then in opens its mouth. It has half a dozen eyes and a proboscis.
The theme is most definitely storm clouds and rain.
But around the back of the border, the sun is breaking through.
This is Eryngium alpinum. It looks spiky, but really it’s a softie. It will turn blue soon. As might the air around me if I don’t sort my images out.
If you look in the bottom of this photo you see a very serene rose.
This is ‘Jubilee Celebration’. I am trying to channel its zen calm.
I got a bee!
Twice! And the colours are just right!
I’m starting to feeling better now. Bee-watching is very therapeutic.
I’ll just leave you with a view over the rose garden looking onto the Bright Border. Can you see the Floriferous rose ‘Royal Jubilee’ in the distance?
Before I go, I just need to tell you about Ziggy. Normal functioning is restored. Well, not in every area, but the bits that make him Ziggy.
I took a photo of Ruby basking in the sun.
I tried to do the same for Ziggy, but I think he heard a squirrel, and had to investigate.
I took him back to the Vet’s for his check-up this morning. Everyone in the surgery came out to see him and tell me how lovely he is. They complimented me on his plume, and the shape of his nose. I preened. He preened. Then he picked up his lead and led himself into the consultation room. I love that dog. He is the best cure for the Moody Blues.
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