“I’m going to make everything around me beautiful - that will be my life.” — Elsie de Wolfe

Saturday, 9 July 2011

Fast Roads, Sunsets and Rain at Last. . .

We were driving home from shopping when the sun began to go down. It didn't take long before I was hanging out of the passenger window taking photos as we sped along the fast road home...

"Speeding by the sunset - a blur of yellow
streaks the coming night with gold."
- My name is Zing


And then at last the rain came. Hesitant at first, then later in the week we were treated to torrential downpours! The rain filled up the almost empty water butts, the bird bath was full to overflowing and the bowl I put out for hedgehogs and garden creatures, was full to the brim too. .


"In the grey green moment before twilight, a solitary dove lands.
Rain drips from the silent bird table and falls to the waiting earth."

The garden welcomed the much needed rain and there was colour everywhere. . .


One patch of this is all green, one is variegated. Though they came from the same plant?
I think (if I identified it correctly earlier this week) that this is called Loosestrife?


Does anyone know what this plant below is called?. . .


And relaxing and taking it all in, Bina poses for a photo! :-)


Happy Sunday everyone. I hope you have had a good week. x

Thought of the week
"Divide each difficulty into as many parts as is feasible
and necessary to resolve it."- Rene Descartes


I am linking this post to week 43 of I Saw Sunday - Why not come and join us?

All images and words - Susannah Bec

25 comments:

Elizabeth said...

I dig sunsets, but hanging out the window? Your garden always looks so lush and beautiful. And Bina is a fantastic looking creature, mysterious, and so very in control, magnificent, even my daughter who is The cat person here, said Bina is exceptional. Wonderful photos, as usual Susannah,

Elizabeth

earlybird said...

The garden certainly seems to have enjoyed the rain - I enjoyed seeing those 'pixie hatted' fuschias!

Jinksy said...

Your plant looks like it might be a variety of Evening Primrose, or perhaps a Star Daisy - either way, it's very pretty.♥

Deborah said...

The sky photo's are just glorious, and that's a particularly nice shot of Bina too :o)

vivinfrance said...

Evening primrose, not loosestrife, which is purple. The one below, I don't know.

Lovely lovely pictures - that sunset is splendiferous.

Kim Nelson said...

Really love the images, Susannah.

twitches said...

Love the pictures - wish we would get rain here but glad someone's garden is getting nourished this summer!

Morvah said...

Well, you've got me proper flummoxed with that plant! serious detective work going on here and I can't find it! It's really pretty too - does it have berries?
Seems you've been having generally nicer weather than us - no drought here and not much sunshine to ripen the tomatoes! We can't keep cats at the moment because we are afraid that the eager collie might do it harm - sad, I've always had cats before and miss them a lot, yours is magnificent! Have a good week Susannah M x

Susannah said...

Morvah, no it doesn't have berries and each year it dies back and I cut it off at the ground. It wilts easily if it doesn't have enough water (it was in a pot for a while, and the clump I gave to my mother in law still is.) It has beautiful colour leaves. Thanks for trying to identify it. :-)

Cats, I adore them. Though before I got acquainted with Ms Mitz, who was a feral cat and mother to both Bina and Sammy, I was strictly a dog person! But they all arrived in our life not long before our old dog Harvey died, and they stayed on and 'converted' me. :-)

Good to see you Morvah, I will send some sunshine your way! :-) x

Susannah said...

Elizabeth, I often hang out of car windows taking photos. LOL

I think the reason my garden always looks so lush and beautiful is because I am not really a 'gardener' and don't do the things that perhaps I should! Like cut things back often enough, or weed!

I often tell people how lovely their hair looks, only for them to tell me that it is far too long and they are just about to get it trimmed. I have come to the conclusion that I like my nature like I like my hair! ;-)

Thanks for the kind words about Bina, she really is beautiful and has some wonderful colours. Patches of warm cream and soft apricot! Mmmm, she sounds delicious! LOL

Have a wonderful week. X

Susannah said...

earlybird, yes those fuschias are really pretty aren't they - I love the description 'pixie hatted' it describes them perfectly. :-)

Good to see you, have a wonderful week. x

Susannah said...

Jinksy, thanks very much for that. :-) It seems you are right as Viv has confirmed your identification! Thanks for popping in, have a great week. x

Susannah said...

Deborah, it is isn't it! She was very relaxed! :-)

Good to see you. x

Susannah said...

Viv, thanks very much for the identification. I shall impress my Mum next time she visits with my new found knowledge. :-)

I love the word splendiferous! I haven't heard it for years. My Dad used to say it, it bought back good memories. Thanks for that.

Have a lovely week. x

Susannah said...

Kim thanks very much. It is great to see you here. Thanks for visiting. :-)

Susannah said...

Twitches, thanks for visiting, I will send some rain your way! ;-)

Hildred and Charles said...

A beautiful post, - 'My name is ZING - what a lovely motto for living!

Susannah said...

Good to see you Hildred and Charles - thanks for visiting. :-)

Selma said...

Sunsets are glorious things. I have been known to take photos of them while actually driving - not a good idea. Thank God the roads were deserted. Yikes.

Your fuchsia is gorgeous. I love the colours. And of course, I love your kitty!

Susannah said...

Good to see you Selma. :-) x

Merlene said...

Magnificent!

Susannah said...

Thanks very much for visiting Merlene. :-)

jennifer said...

Gorgeous golds in the sky! Good on you for capturing it - but yes, hanging out the window? :0)

Yes, we call that first yellow plant Loosestrife. My father has tons of it in his garden at the cottage. Wild Purple Loosestrife is quite stunning in ponds and along ditches and streams - but it has become invasive. Such a shame.

It's good to visit you in your garden Susannah, I'm sorry I've been away so long!

Jennifer said...

ps - love the mosaic header!

Susannah said...

Good to see you Jennifer and you are ALWAYS welcome in my garden! :-) x

Thanks for the confirmation on Loosestrife - and hanging out of car windows to get photos! doesn't everyone do that? :-)

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