Since I last spoke to you, the clouds have surrounded the mountain, obscured it, washed it all clean and given it back to us.
Though the light show was mesmerising and the rain welcome, the heat and humidity that followed was a heavy blanket that drained energy just trying to move in it.
The native lilies (Naked Ladies) showed their approval, heads up three days after the rain, beauty spent two days later.
And then came the Southeasterly winds, drying all of us so that we have regained our good humour and revel in late summer beauty.
The creatures proliferate, some not so welcome, and some so cute they defy description.
And Fiona Fig has her second lot of leaves for the summer, having dropped all of the first ones. I have come to realise, she was not meant for this climate. Sometimes I wonder who was?
How quickly we forget, except in an abstract way, the misery of the weeks before, when stretched out in front of us is the perfection that is now.
Have a lovely week.
I was so immersed in admiring your stunning photos that the last, the Cherry Ripe, jumped out at me… we have 2 Cherry Allamanda’s along our front fence at Taylors Arm, which are much admired – one of the neighbours keeps sneaking cuttings in the guise of trimming it for us. I did have piece accidentally strike once but accidentally pulled it up while weeding. We also had a Geraldton Wax which you featured previously.
We’ve had a lot of humidity, little rain other than late yesterday but there is the promise of Autumn in the air… and we too are anticpating its perfection.
Wow, I am SO glad to finally talk to someone who also has a Cherry Allamanda!! I have many compliments on it but know nothing about it. I bought it from Woolies about 12 years ago. It is glorious in the late summer. I have a friend who has two green thumbs and she has been able to strike from it, from some spring shoots that we peeled away from the lower trunk, where they were not wanted. Other than that I have never been able to strike a new plant from it. We trim it right back at the end of every August and it shoots mobs of new stems very fast once the weather warms up, and then it just blooms heavier and heavier all summer long. Wishing you a perfect Autumn. x
Beautiful photographs and very interesting creatures.
xxx Massive Hugs xxx
That green caterpillar looks agonisingly cute to me. Love the photo of the green meadow.
The mountain! You can see it from your garden, I always think of it as the centre of the earth! wow and what is the Cherry plant it looks very happy and gorgeous and pleased to be in your garden, I have never seen anything like it. I am reading backwards to catch up and now will go forwards to read about internet woes. Grrrrr…. xx