Sunday, 10 August 2008

How to Survive an English Summer

Rudbeckia 'Prairie Sun'

If you wake up
on a Saturday morning in August
and it is cold and wet and windy
the only thing to do
is to go and buy
some sunshine.

11 comments:

blackbird said...

It's turned chilly at night here, but I'm very excited about it.

Melody said...

...or stay in bed...

peppermintpatcher said...

I pick staying in bed with a book too, Melody.

Hope some real sunshine finds you soon...

bluemountainsmary said...

Has there been much sunshine in England this summer?

Thank goodness for yellow flowers!

trashalou said...

been plenty of sunshine here this Summer BMM. You just have to know where to buy it ;-)

silverpebble said...

Gorgeous - definitely cheery.

Don't tell anyone, but this morning the 's' word is actually shining here. If it hears me it'll disappear.

Sarah S. said...

Does it not get hot there?

Lovely picture! Flowers always help.

Lynn said...

So what do you do when everything is parched and the heat index is 105F every day and there's way too MUCH brightness? I can't think of any grey flowers one could purchase to dim things down. Maybe lamb's ear or dusty miller, but I don't see it having the same effect...

Lynn said...

P.S. This does give me a good idea for those long stretches of grey in January/February, however. Think I could find a store-boughten rudbeckia then??

RW said...

I am kind of with blackbird; after a long stretch of uber warm weather we have experienced some wet cooler days and it has been refreshing. But, I know that soon the west coast winter weather will be upon us and I will no longer think it is refreshing.

Lucy @ Attic24 said...

Oh yes, I couldn't agree more. I'm off to the market to do the very same this morning, I noticed yesdterday that my back yard flowers were all white, pink, purple and blue and no yellow/orange/red (my nasturtiums are refusing to grow), and I do like clashing colour in the back yard
:o)xxx