We ventured out again yesterday to another open garden, this time one with crafts and ice cream too. Unfortunately, the weather wasn't quite so kind, but being hardy sorts, would that put us off? No! Although the formal gardens were beautiful, with stunning views wherever we looked, it was the wildflower meadow which we were both drawn to. It was a haze of white daisies with splashes of blue cornflowers and echiums.
Grasses were intermingled among the flowers to create a relaxing and beautiful space. Here and there, I spied bold flashes of colour from poppies and one in particular caught my eye.
I followed the mown grass paths round and there it was, shining out despite the soaking it had received.
I couldn't resist that colour!
I loved the way the raindrops were clinging to the petals. Having wandered in the gardens, we looked at the craft stalls and then enjoyed an ice cream (Chris had toffee ripple and strawberries and cream and I went for chocolate - well, you have to, don't you? It is nearly July!)
Coming back from a garden visit is always a little dispiriting, but this hydrangea was there to help to cheer me up! I have always wanted a blue hydrangea and this one is doing a great job of being lilac-y blue.
Watching the flowers change from creamy white to creamy green to blue has been a joy.
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