Tuesday View (27th May)

The storm that hit us last night was short, but horrible, and as I stood at the window watching the wind whipping our trees, and the path turning to a river, my only thought was my peonies… They had only just begun to open on Sunday, and with the heavy buds weighed down by the torrential rain I feared they would not only be flattened but also the stems might break. However, on assessing the damage this morning I was extremely lucky – only one is a problem as I can’t stake it any better on the steep (and now slippery) slope…

Paeonia horizontalis!

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We had strong sunshine for a while in the morning, but you can see the sky looks a bit stormy in today’s view…

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And late afternoon we had more very heavy rain. I’m amazed how well the poppies stand up to it.

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Here is a different view of the rockery today, taken from the bottom of the opposite side.

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And my favourite flower today was this Geranium macrorrhizum. The lavender buds next to it will be open by next week. 🙂

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What’s your favourite flower today?