Yesterday we were at the autumn garden fair at Marketta park. Only 7 km from where we live. The last spring and autumn fairs have been beautiful sunny days. Yesterday it was raining. I think there was not as many stands and visitors as usually. Well, we arrived there right at the opening hour at 10 am so maybe there was more later during the day. I didn’t take as many photos as I usually do. It was hard with the umbrella in one hand and the camera in the other.
None of us were able to remember when it rained last time. It really has been extremely hot week after week after week. Nothing like summers usually are. This week it has been raining in many parts of the country but, not here. Finally, yesterday it was raining. The short, about 30 minute, thunder & rain gave buckets of water. The nature so needed it. It stopped as quickly as it began and the sun was back and it was as warm again as it has been all summer. I feared the rain would destroy the tiger lilies but they are good 🙂
These make the spring 🙂
Here is a photo of a bouquet of Gerbera I bought in the middle of last week. I read on the net they can last for two weeks or longer without wilting if you prepare them properly. Which I did, so I think I will be able to enjoy them for quite a while still 🙂 That’s if they were fresh when I bought them 😉
I had forgotten the name of this flower so I looked it up on Google where it says it’s also called Turk’s cap. I learned the flower may be from pink, purple and white to brown and even black. I have seen them only in pink and white. I don’t have of these in my garden. These grow in the garden of a friend of mine. Google also mention it’s highly toxic to cats.
‘Santa’ brought us this cute burlap bag of Hyacinths and Christmas roses (Helleborus niger). Today the hyacinths looked miserable so I cut them away. I could see there’s one more stem coming up. The Christmas roses still look so nice and there are still many more buds.