I’ve written before about how important the changing seasons are to me. There are elements of each season that I really love and lazy, hazy summer days in the garden are something that I relish. I am currently reading The Morville Hours by Kathleen Swift and by coincidence last night I read the chapter about Midsummer – “The garden lies flattened by the heat and light. Purple roses slowly bleach to cerise. The texture of leaf and petal, the articulation of surfaces, the linking of one space to another by the long shadows of early morning thrown across grass paths – all gone, evaporated with the dew. ” I have also been inspired by the article about the garden at the Dower House, Morville Hall,(the garden that features in the book), in June’s Country Living. Roses feature quite prominently in this article, they are one of my favourite flowers. June is their month and their sweet sent pervades my garden at the moment.
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a midsummer’s day
21 Jun This entry was written by meeni, posted on June 21, 2011 at 3:41 pm, filed under blog and tagged Country Living Magazine, gardens, Katherine Swift, Midsummer's day, roses, The Morville Hours. Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post. Post a comment or leave a trackback: Trackback URL.