21 July, 2014

Painting the lily . . .

. . . and gilding the burnished gold!

I am always happy when the sweet peas are on the go. This morning, as I approached the sunny wall to relieve the plants of today's crop (pour encourager les autres!) I saw that the flowers (already, in my opinion, one of the most perfect in their simple beauty) were jewelled with water drops, from dew or from last night's thunder storms. 

I was about to post [sorry to have been so quiet for so long] about our exciting up-coming new book, but I could not resist rushing for the camera and heaping upon you an armful of these images. Happy Summer!

1 comment:

Natalie d'Arbeloff said...

Second from the top, absolutely miraculous in its silky whiteness and gratitude for those drops of water. Too beautiful to be real, yet it is real.