wordless wednesday: gaura lindheimeri

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in the night garden

Much as I love gardening with my daughter in tow, the time I catch out there after she’s in bed on summer evenings is very precious.

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sunflower: vanilla ice

If I’m lucky, I get an hour or so of weeding, deadheading, watering or whatever jobs need doing. Totally uninterrupted.

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rudbekia

The garden takes on a whole new personality in the half-light.

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dahlia: summertime

Some flowers seem disembodied from their plants – beacons to passing moths.

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dahlia: swan lake

The borders are less defined; everything is a bit blurred about the edges.

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hosta: francee

But it has its own quiet beauty.

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anemone: wild swan

This week M asked me what ‘blissful’ means.  I think pottering in the garden with the bats is as close as you can get.

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Tonight I tried to capture it on film. These pics were taken around 9pm, just before the garden descended into darkness.

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gaura lindheimeri