Last year, I was thanking Carol for giving me the opportunity to slow down and look. This year, as my job starts to speed up again, after 8 months of relative calm, I look to the garden for energy.
It's been pretty rainy the past few days, but when the sun shines, the flowers shine out, especially amongst the dappled shade of taller plants. Looking closely at the flowers in the sun is worthwhile - the flowers of the Schizostylus and Crocosmia especially scintillate and sparkle in the autumn light.
But the plant that most captivated me in the sunshine was the tree fern – the tracery of the veins shining white against the green. Not a flower, but beautiful.
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