A welcome, not too violent storm freshened the air last night and brought welcome relief to my old horse, Aly, who has had great difficulties with his breathing in this last week’s mounting heat. And though the rain brought down showers of rose and clematis petals, this evening the garden feels wonderfully refreshed.
I’m still a little way from walking properly again, let alone running or riding, but I can happily potter in the garden and enjoy my favourite month. The perfume of the mock orange blossom still pervades the areas of garden near the house, giving way to the scent of roses around the pond on the parterre and old-fashioned pinks and paeonies further down the slope. A couple of evenings ago the light was mellow and the shadows lengthening and I couldn’t resist firing off a few shots as I toured the garden checking out what’s blooming, and what needs doing.
Hope you enjoy the slideshow! Today’s imaginary soundtrack is John Martyn’s “May You Never” – a pun – but an agelessly lovely song nonetheless.