I've just been outside to see if I could find any seed to gather from the hellebores in the Secret Garden below my windows but, sadly, the rain has made the flowers mushy and all the seeds have already dropped. I'm probably a week too late but I'd hoped to photograph the seeds still attached to the flowers for today's Snap.
Wandering further along the path, some beautiful Hydrangea heads caught my eye, still glistening with the drops of night-time rain showers; as I rounded into the veg patch, the sun came out from behind a cloud and, although there was a little breeze, I managed to photograph red orach, a yellow ladybird, the unopened centre of a sunflower and honeysuckle rambling through ivy. All together a very satisfying start to the day but now comes the choice: which photo to pick for the Saturday Snap?? I think it has to be
The photo feels so bright and sunny even though there are currently black clouds looming, it's going to be one of my favourites and looks lovely as a desktop background! If you want to see the others, go to my Flickr page (link on the right). I'm not sure how this works, but I think you can also download the photo to your own desktop (if you want).
Tomorrow's forecast is for rain ALL DAY so I'm off to put out tubs and containers to catch the water (good for the blueberries) and to get some more seeds sown. I seem to remember parsley doing particularly well a couple of years ago, sown just before a downpour.
Good gardening everyone! Caro xx
P.S. If anyone would like to join me in the Saturday Snap, please leave a link in the comments box. I'd love to see your photos! xx