I escaped from the house after three days of heavy rain and spent two peaceful hours wandering around the Savill Gardens. There was hardly anyone else there except the gardeners. The great summer borders are awe inspiring : bold swathes of yellow, orange, red and purple with splashes of magenta and blocks of dark foliage. Attempting to photograph the density of planting, subtlety of colour and variations of height with my phone was at once absorbing and frustrating. I know that I could use my proper camera but the simplicity and immediacy of a phone camera suits my purpose so I am prepared to put up with the limitations. Occasionally I crop an image but most of the photos on this blog are straight from the camera so that I have a record to refer to.
**The last photo is all about the orange Tithonia, a virtual birthday bouquet for Sam**