After the rain

It’s been a drenching time. Days of cloud, wind and rain.

Few gardens can take this battering without some premature losses.
Vibrant flowers such as poppies and peonies looked sumptuous a week ago.
Now their blooms are reduced to dark limp petals littering the ground.

This Sunday morning there’s a break in the clouds, a smear of blue sky and warm sunshine: a delight after the recent weather and all that talk of June Monsoons.

While there’s a welcome breather between passing depressions it brings a chance for visitors to enjoy the garden. More than that, it is a critical opportunity for bees and butterflies to feed.

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