Friday, 14 August 2015

Skywatch Friday

Where has summer gone? When I walk round the garden first thing in the morning it's cool and damp, with that slightly melancholic feeling that I associate with autumn. 
And the garden looks tired and rather messy.
There are plenty of leaves on the squash plants but I doubt that beneath them there is much of a crop, they are really in need of at least another month of good weather if anything is going to mature.
This week, on a cold, dull day, a balloon came low over the garden. Polar bears - surely not as cold as all that! 
Just the thing to post for Skywatch Friday.

I've moved the pots of lilies undercover, the rain was washing the pollen and staining the petals. I've snipped the pollen off before it can do any damage to our clothes!
The 'Meyer' lemon is cropping well and I'm going to make some batches of lemon curd - a nice task for a rainy day like today.
The fruit on my other citrus trees has yet to ripen
but there are figs on the small cutting that I took last year. Hope they don't fall off!
Some of the garden flowers are relishing the wet
or at least putting up with it with a good grace.


I hope that summer is working out well for you.

14 comments:

  1. You have a very nice garden so to see. Also in one of the parts of england with one of the nicest climates.

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    1. Certainly kinder weather than further north. I've just seen on tv the fires raging in America so although I moan about our poor share of sunshine I'm happy to be living in a benign climate.

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  2. August sometimes makes me a little melancholy as it is the beginning of the end of summertime. However, there is more to enjoy and more to look forward as the cooler nights refresh the body and soul.

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  3. A beautiful post!
    You should join Carol at May Dreams Gardens for Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day tomorrow. It is the fifteenth of every month.
    Have a great week-end!
    Lea

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    1. Hello Lea, the weekend was spent cutting back excess growth. What a mountain of stuff - a great bonfire to come!

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  4. Beautiful photos ! no signs of autumn here yet ! Fortunately !


    http://gattina-keyholepictures.blogspot.com/

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    1. Glad that summer is still with you, Gattina. If our autumn turns out to be warm and gentle, an 'Indian Summer' then I shall be happy.

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  5. Great photos as usual. It has been one long hot summer here, I think we are going to the coast tomorrow so it should be about ten degrees cooler there.

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    1. Phew, glad you got the air con fitted, Doc!

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  6. As long as you do not touch the figs with your fingers, they will be fine. :-)

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    1. Thank you for the advice - I SHALL NOT TOUCH THEM!

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  7. What a beautiful garden!! Great balloon captures, too.

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    1. Balloons quite often drift over the village on a still evening. This one had to put in a fair amount of effort not to come down in the neighbouring field, then it suddenly caught an up draught and soared overhead.

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