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Beauty in the mist and rain

Sitting at the table working this morning I looked at the scene below and was struck by its loveliness, despite the rain and mist.

In fact, the garden looks beautiful because of the mist and rain.

Saturated foliage and saturated colour. No wind and a sky 'neutralised' by the blanketing mist.

Even the weeds growing between the paving slabs look acceptable!


  1. Ooohh your garden is gorgeous...want to come and do mine?

    C x

  2. So lush, looks almost tropical. Must be very wet weather there?

  3. What a lovely garden you is so green and flourishing. What are the hanging pink flowers in the bottom photo. I grew them in Victoria and cant remember the name. Dont think they would grow here.

  4. Thanks Rebecca, Carol, Julie and Shirley - fortunately the sky has cleared and the sun is out now. x

    Shirley the pink hanging flowers are Fuchsias - I like to grow them, Geraniums also, as they are generally untroubled by slugs and snails!

  5. your garden looks very lush and green, I like your ferns.

  6. Lovely. And boy didnt it rain! Thanks for the bit in your last post I went on the creative skills site and it looks like it could be very useful to us. Jane xx PS I thought I followed your blog already, obviously not, do now though!

  7. Beautiful,lush looking garden. We have sun this morning, following the rain. Isn't it lovely?

  8. Pretty, pretty, pretty! Our gardens needed the rain ... but it can stop now please ...

  9. Your garden looks wonderful... after tropical rains, mine on the other hand, and the other side of the country looks parched and more like a desert, I don't know if our lawn will ever recover.

  10. The mist and rain seem to plump up foliage and make it look lush. Pretty!

  11. Isn't your garden lovely? I really must try to be more giving about the rain and see the beauty in it like you do. I can do it in the winter, but the thought of yet another wet summer holiday makes me shiver! x

  12. so when not at the sea on a sunny day you are here in this tropical paradise of a garden~!?!~ what a lucky lady you are~!!~


  13. Tropical it may seem, but temperatures are nowhere near - thankfully there has been sun today and it continues to shine, although a fresh breeze is blowing.

    I have ordered dry, sunny weather for August by the way!

    Thank you all for your lovely comments. Lesley x

  14. What a pretty garden! I love that fern in a pot - such a pretty one. I must try that again!

    Could you order some fine weather for early September? Our cruise takes us to the Scilly Isles, and I don't want to be walking around in rain, or baking hot sun!!!

  15. Thanks Gilly. The sun is shining again, yippee!

  16. The garden is situated at 101 metres above sea level (ran a quick check on Google maps)!

  17. Lovely garden Lesley, it has been raining this afternoon, I love the smell of that first shower after a dry spell.

  18. it's so lush and green - just how I like things.
    a bit different than the scenery here in Detroit, right?

  19. Thanks Tricia - green enough now, as we want more sunny, dry weather!

  20. Your garden looks lush and green and lots of colour. It is pouring down now, the birds are still singing. Makes us appreciate the sunny days.

  21. You are so right Milly - I'm hoping for plenty of hot, sunny weather in August this year!!!

  22. I know lots of people would disagree Lesley, but I love this weird sea mist/fog we're having at the moment(right now actually!), there's an eery, but definate Jamaica Inn/DuMaurier feel about it that I love. Karen.

  23. Know what you mean Karen! Have a good week, Lesley

  24. Gorgeous garden Lesley. So pretty and lush and green. You must have been having all our rain...haha. I bet it takes some looking after though.

  25. Ha ha, I think you're right Cathy and it's misty here still! Believe it or not the garden thrives on neglect - the grass gets cut and the shrubs trimmed and that's it! Have a good weekend, Lesley

  26. Your garden looks so lush and beautiful, Lesley! It's raining cats and dogs over here too, the garden (and I) really needed it. I really enjoy these rainy days... so relaxing.


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