Got a bit of a theme going here. May as well get it out of my system.
It’s going to be a hot one this weekend apparently, so I went to the greengrocer’s stall today and stocked up on salad stuff. All we need now is some sunshine and then we can BBQ the steak I bought at the butcher and bingo………….easy suppers. Apart from a school event tomorrow, we have nothing much planned which means a lovely mellow Sunday in the garden……………mmm, that’s what summer is all about. Or will I just look at all those weeds and feel the need to jump up…………….oh resist, resist.
So these technical gliches are driving me steadily crazy. I’m just a self-confessed IT Neanderthal and things have got to change. I’m posting this picture to see how it looks because apparently………..I have pixel problems. No kidding!
Anyway, it’s two for one today as I’d already posted the Tete-a-tete.
Whilst I am busy sorting out some technical gliches, I thought I would post this painting done back in March. These little gems were one of the first signs of spring and already, we’re in high summer……………… although nobody thought to tell the weather that. It would be nice to think that we’ll get some sunshine soon.
These irises appear in my flowerbed mid-summer but I have no idea where they came from. I think they may have started life as another colour and then cross-pollonated. Anyway, they are a welcome sight and give some height to the border.
The garden is full of these at the moment, which is great as they fill in the gaps. They also cover the verges on the side of the road and are the essence of high summer………………..even in the rain.
Outside my friend’s house is a bank of these gorgeous sweetpeas, growing wild and scrambling down the bank towards the road. Their jewel-like colours really sing out in the sunshine and they are irresistible to me…………… I always stop and gather an armful then apologise the next time I see said friend!
A technical glitch meant that those of you who have subscribed, unfortunately did not receive the picture of the roses that accompanied today’s post. I am a technical Neanderthal and am working hard to join the 21st century – you’ll have to bear with me though……….Rome wasn’t built in a day.
In the meantime, the pics can be seen by going to website www.pennygerman.com and clicking on Daily Blog. Sorry – must try harder!
Well, the roses did last into Monday, but only just. However, the wonderful thing about roses is that they look just as good in the last throes of death as they do when they’ve just bloomed. I wanted to do a looser, more impressionistic study of them and may yet put a glaze over the back blooms to send them further into the background and make the front ones ‘pop’. I will post it again once they paint has dried and I have amended it so you can see what you think.
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