We are having an unusual Spring, with wild fluctuations in temperature, too much rain, lots of wind. In our yard, weeds look like they love it, I cannot keep up with them. After an auspicious start, peonies wilted or even rotted. Only roses and clematises are still looking good, as seen in the following photos I just took this afternoon.
This challenge, https://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_photo_challenge/enveloped/, made me initially wonder how to illustrate “enveloped” with photos. However, this morning I went out to check our clematis vines after last night’s rain and I saw that many flowers had escaped from their envelopes like the one shown below.
The blooms, laced with rain drops, were of all shapes, sizes, and variations of purple.
All of these flowers come from the same vines planted 28 years ago. It blooms faithfully year after year.
Between now and the end of the year, I will post some of the photos I took in 2014 that did not make it, for one reason or another, into any of this year’s posts. I thought you may like them, even though there is no common theme to them.