Our dawn chorus is sadly dimishing. Today it didn’t begin until 4:50 am and barely lasted 15 minutes. The birds that participated gave it their all but it is noticeably quieter and shorter. I’m still recording on some mornings, though.
Another beautiful day, like yesterday and the days before.
Badminton update: D: 16 matches G: 16 matches
As per my previous post, I have been attempting for several weeks to faithfully capture the marvelous colors in these flowers. Plum, burgundy, purple, magenta and more – all in iridescent, velvety petals. It may be the most beautiful flower I’ve ever seen.
And it comes with a valuable lesson. I planted three of these very expensve clematis nearly two years ago. Nothing happened. They were spindly and dried up things. I nearly ripped them out but my husband said to give them time. They survived our rough winter and suddenly began growing two feet a week. The challenge became to get enough trellises up fast enough. And then they opened with these breathtaking blooms that nearly bring tears to your eyes.
We are having more glorious weather. Day after day of sunshine and breezes. :)
Badminton update: D: 14 matches G: 15 matches