Afternoon Visit to Ashwood
Everything is parched here, with a brief cooler respite and then near-hundred-degree heat forecast. This is shaping up to be one of the worst seasons since 1999.
I took some photos at Ashwood last Saturday. It was early afternoon (between 1 and 2 p.m.) on a hot day, but there were a few momentary cloudy stretches.
BELIEF IN VEIN was more appealing to me this year. Blooms tend to look up to the sky, rather than at the viewer, though.
This group looks tipsy.
REMEMBERED KISSES This one is new. There weren't enough open flowers yet to really evaluate it, but this bloom was impressive. I immediately thought of the famous Tennyson line from "Tears, Idle Tears": "Dear as remembered kisses after death."
WORKS FOR ME This blossom show the effects of sun, but it was, after all, afternoon.
LADIES NIGHT OUT I was drawn to this shade of purple. Yes, I didn't dare deadhead.
NO BLUE OXFORDS I picked this up a few weeks ago. Love all those buds.
ASHWOOD STILL NIGHT Also picked this one up.
More to come.