Forget-me-nots (These are also at the bottom of my blog from two years ago!)
An English Rose!
Red Hot Poker With PeTe in the background!
Ceanothus (Just missed it at its best, still blue and beautiful)
This gladilous was in a garden, but we also saw it growing in parking lots! Look at the color!
It's wonderful to hang out your wash on a clothes line in such a beautiful garden! Do you see that after hanging the clothes there is a long pole to elevate the line so as to catch the wind to make them dry faster? How clever is that?
If you click on that last photo, you can hear the song, "In An English Country Garden". When I first heard this song in the 80's, I knew the tune from English movies and TV shows, but I didn't know the words. Now I know the song, and I understand the joy behind it! (And sorry for the American robin that is shown in this video, the English robin is very different. "Don't forget the robin", the song says...looks like someone did! The American robin is much bigger than the English robin. I love both of the robins, English and American, but they should have put the English one on this video!!)
All of these photos were taken in the garden of my husband's parents, with the exception of the gladioli photo. Lovely! Hope you enjoy this as much as I did. There will be more flowers to come!
Did you wonder about the title of this post? Please, if you want to read a very funny English book, read this one: Three Men In A Boat (To Say Nothing Of The Dog). I believe it was written during Victorian times and it is laugh out loud funny. My son read it recently and agreed with me!