I do love this pink, it looks so good against the stone wall.
My purple roses are giving me a great show, and the perfume wafts around the garden.
The lavender is showing colour as well and adding it's fragrance to the air. The Penstemons are putting on lots of new growth. I am hoping for a good display from them as well. I did cut them back by 2/3rds last year as they were a bit leggy.
We had rain forecast for today and have had about 20 spots. I wouldn't mind a full nights rain as it takes me almost 2 hours to go round both front and back. Then there is the greenhouse and all the ericacious plants that get rainwater only.
I am not moaning but it is a big chunk out of the day that I could be weeding or even knitting or sewing in.
Fran rang last night, she is being head hunted and has an interview next week. She is quite interested so I will keep my fingers crossed for her. Luckily it is in the morning so I won't have to knit with crossed fingers in the afternoon.
I have done some research into brunescent cataracts and it is not pretty reading.
I can only take it as it comes and make the most of my sight now. I love colour and the thought of my vision turning sepia is a bit off putting but I have a plan.
I will turn to monochrome and knit in black and white, a smart houndstooth jacket a la Jackie Kennedy, or a cropped short sleeved jumper a la Audrey Hepburn have lots of appeal. I can go down the same route with sewing and perhaps use a solid bright rather than black.
I know that I can trust my local fabric shop and wool shop to help with choices.
At any rate I will try to remain positive, after all this will not happen overnight. I do not need another sight test for 18 months.
Losing my sight has always been my worst nightmare, having said that I can make my way round my house in total darkness with no problems. As long as I do not put my specs on, then I am lost.
Now I am off outside to do a little judicious weeding.