A Soggy Summer!

A Soggy Summer!

Hello from a wet and windy Wales!

After a couple of hot and sunny summers, it’s looking like this one is going to be a wet one. Well, it certainly has been so far!

Daisy
Daisy
A wet Marigold.
A wet Marigold.
Marigold
Marigold

As you can see, there’s no need to get out in the garden and water the plants because nature is doing a pretty good job of that on its own. We even had a couple of inches of water sat in the back garden after a particularly bad rain storm earlier in the week.

Rain-soaked Serenity
Rain-soaked Serenity
Serenity
Serenity
Lilac Aster
Lilac Aster
Lupin
Lupin

I usually like to photograph bees and butterflies out in the garden, but they decided not to brave the rain and wind today. The bees weren’t even hiding in the Foxgloves.

Foxglove
Foxglove
Foxglove
Foxglove

Here’s hoping the weather picks up soon!

19 comments

  1. Loving your pics. Thanks also for coming by the blog and leaving a comment. Earthquakes are not something we deal with hardly ever and these were so small that I did not feel a thing. Here in Middle Tennessee however I live between to faults so from time to time we might have one but to have that many so far in June is really strange. Thanks again for coming by.

  2. Jo says:

    Your photos are always fantastic. It’s the same here, lots of rain and more forecast for the coming week. I had such high hopes of a good summer again too.

  3. Lisa says:

    Your lupins and foxgloves are beautiful – not a single one of my foxgloves appeared this year, I’m so disappointed! I know what you mean about the rain but on the bright side, nothing needs watering at the moment 😉 Lisa

  4. Hi Nikki,

    Loved your slide show of flower pictures, particularly the marigold picture with all its droplets of water.

    We generally have loads of bees visiting our bog pond collecting water, however this week has just been so wet that they haven’t been near the place!

    We have tickets to visit Kew Gardens and when we went this time last year, the roses were looking spectacular. This time we have no idea when we are likely to get a nice dry spell to pick our day off work, and to be honest I’m not sure that there will be too many roses left in bloom, after this rather wet and windy spell!

    I hope that you have some more great days out planned for this year, with plenty of good books to read in between 🙂

    Yvonne xx

  5. Kelly says:

    We’ve had a fairly wet winter and spring as well, but as evidenced from your gorgeous photos, there is just as much beauty to be found in a wet garden as in a sunny one. Lovely flowers!

  6. Jayne Hill says:

    Your flowers – and your photos – are beautiful. This year summer is much kinder to our gardens than last, but I do miss the warmth (even though I hated nearly every day of the three month drought we ensured).

  7. jeanie says:

    Your flowers are just beautiful, every one. As much as too much rain bothers me (in many ways, this year) as a photographer it does make for some wonderful reflections and textures on flowers.

    Thanks for coming by, Nikki!

  8. Angie says:

    I have been hearing from other UK bloggers about the poor(er than usual) weather state over there. And now my daughter is there visiting her grandparents – hopefully it improves. In the meantime, I am certainly enjoying your photos, and perhaps it will make the gardens grow even more lushly than normal!

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