Since the beginning of December, we have officially entered the season of Summer . The weather has been alternating between hot dry days then cool and wet in quick succession. This makes it difficult to decide what to wear some days but, has been good for the garden, everything seems to be growing extra fast. My attention was caught by this unusual daisy growing over the front steps. It looks to me like rain splashing in a puddle.
I made the ikebana below from some Japanese Maple from a friend's garden and a nasturtium I found growing wild. I love the intense orange of the flowers (and realised too late that I should have removed a couple of them).
Greetings from Christopher
16th December 2012