There is a scene in the film Local Hero with two elderly chaps watching the goings-on at a ceilidh, when one turns to the other and says "strange times, strange times" ......... and that is how we felt this morning when we put the tv on and found the country had voted to leave the EU!! There are already all sorts of unintended consequences from that vote, but I am going to ignore them entirely, and instead treat you to some sunny photos of the garden, after last week's rainy ones. I love big, blowsy poppies
with their intricate centres
this one had suffered a little in the rain
with splashes of colour from the centre on the petals
even the shady corner was enjoying a rare glimpse of sunshine
I do love hostas!
Malcolm has just given the summerhouse a good clean, but he was muttering about painting it - I'll just leave him to get on with it
we had to buy a new parasol this year, as the fabric on the old one had disintegrated!
we also replanted the big herb pot
and some small ones - we only have parsley as it came in a multipack of herbs, as we never use it in cooking!
the olive tree is looking healthy, but the vine next to it sadly would seem to be dead
unlike this one under the window, which is running riot
round in the front garden, the cherry tree has obviously paid attention to the threat to turn it into firewood, and has a good crop this year
the purple elder is just starting to flower - it looks very striking, but come the autumn, our cars will be covered in purple bird poo!!
I got these two little fuchsia in a supermarket for not much more than a pound each
I always think the flowers look like little ballerinas
just before I made our mid-morning cuppa, the postman arrived with a parcel containing these little beauties, so of course we had to have one - delicious!
this afternoon we headed over to Jedburgh, to make the great sacrifice of eating cakes, so that you can enjoy them vicariously
the premises had to be refurbished after being flooded in the winter, and Malcolm rather liked the bar, made from pallets
the tiny meringues that come with the cuppas are excellent - crisp on the outside and chewy in the middle
Malcolm chose cherry shortbread
while I had lemon meringue pie - it was the last piece, and was a rather large helping ....... so Malcolm had some of it (if Stuart had been there, we would have come to blows over which of us had it, as it is his favourite!!)
we are staying at home this weekend, so hopefully I will get on with my last quilt for the exhibition. The forecast isn't very good, so we may not get out for a walk. Whatever the weather, have a good weekend, love Anne