Sunday, 12 July 2009

A bit of a wander...

Well, today dawned brighter than it did yesterday, it was continuous rain all day, very grim. I was back to work, the gardens on the sea front were looking nice.

The beds in the Princess gardens were looking pretty too..

especially as is was Sunday, and nobody much about.

At lunch time, I went for a walk although the cloud had built up abit by then, and looked a little threatening in places. In the park, the grasses round the pond had beautiful golden heads..

There were lots of different flowers out

It seems to change every time I go over..

The day-lilies shook their peachy skirts out over the hazy lavender..

and the Echinacea stuck their noses in the air, and refused to look at anyone..

but the poppies were dainty flouncy ladies, my favourites.

I walked across the park to the other little pond, the Sea Holly in the borders was so pretty, such a lovely misty blue, and covered in bees.

On the pond, were one or two sweet little fluffy ducklings..

I was amazed to see a little Moorhen building a nest on the island, she carried a bunch of leaves in her beak to add to her nest, abit late in the year I would have thought..

There were some lovely flowers here too..mallows and lavender

the lovely plum coloured Heuchera

and a nice formal bed, just as I was admiring this, there was the gentle patter of raindrops, so I headed back for a nice hot mug of tea.


Ramblings From Spain said...

Beautiful photos of the flowers, and such a variety too, with such wonderful descriptions!
I love your lunchtime blogs, they always remind me what a lovely traditional British seaside town you live in xx

Piecefulafternoon said...

Lovely walk - I could use some peace and quiet right now.

Deb said...

Looks like a lovely spot to wander! Beautiful flower gardens & how exciting to spot the Moorhen making a nest :-)