I went into the garden this morning to pick some flowers for flwrjane's party. It was very wet and windy and the blooms were rather battered and marked. It always surprises me how much better they look once brought inside and gathered together in a vase.
Because it was such a dull day I had to photograph them in electric light, which always distorts the colours. I picked the yellow fennel flowers from the vegetable garden.
The annual cosmos 'Purity' is still flowering beautifully in spite of being hammered by the weather
but you can see that the Japanese anemones are rather ragged at the edges and this is my last presentable spray of astrantia.
A few straggling late summer roses still bloom.
Without artificial light it looks altogether more subdued.
For Jane at Small But Charming.