|On Tuesday I wrote a piece about Sunflowers entitled Summer's here. Today, I was out in the garden raking up fallen leaves from our huge horse chestnut tree, which is rapidly shedding it's leaves and preparing for autumn.....|
|In the rest of the garden, the trees are not looking to bad. There are a couple of large weeping willows which I really like. We try and keep a path cut through this one, to a hidden little garden beyond .|
|However, elsewhere in the garden, summer is still in full bloom. |
This linden tree sits right outside our bedroom door and provides beautiful shade on a day like yesterday when midday temperatures soared above 45c (113F).
|I inherited most of the garden when we bought the property about four years ago and I am only just learning what everything is. I wrote an article on a "scary tree" although since I published that piece, several people have told me that they think it's a beautiful tree and I'm inclined to believe them. |
We have several large fir trees in the garden as well as numerous shrubs.
|The hibiscus flowers at the side of the area where we park our car and looks spectacular at this time of year. I took all these photos today....|
|The hedge, bordering the road comprises many different shrubs.|
|Sadly, I haven't learnt what they all are yet so if anyone wants to tell me just leave a comment.|
|These flowering shrubs were all photographed today.|
We have a piece of field which is just being left wild to encourage wildlife and wild flowers.
I photographed these yesterday as well.
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