Oblivious to the atrocious weather in other parts of the country I enjoyed a lunch break wandering in the garden, armed with camera to capture the changing growth.
My Hawthorn ally is a great source of inspiration. We are planning great changes in our working life, big changes need to be tackled in my personal life too. Health, fitness & nutrition etc need upgrading, so many things need readdressing. As I observed the Hawthorn's changes I noticed & seemingly without any hesitation, with great courage the blossom drops, the little buds remain & the life force just flows steadfastly & congruently through all the varying phases of growth & change. Vibrant, steady & secure as if knowing such loss & change is necessary for all which is yet to come. I need to embrace those qualities as I embark upon a new fitness regime as work has been soo busy we're just not getting out & about exercising as much, coffee & biscuits with customers far too readily available. So when I saw these two beautiful little companions, entwined & united, prepared for change I took heart, grasped the symbolic meaning of the unity & strength, persistence & trust & laughed as if they were sharing the most loving support in being my ally!! I too have to work hard, know that the best is yet to come even though at the minute I feel as if I've lost all of my petals & usual pretty appearance lol. Aren't these little buds so beautiful, the shape, the colours I can't wait to see them ripen & change into the red berry.
Also will share some of the unexpected gifts in the garden, like this gorgeous long tall flower which has sprung up amongst the hedge trees. No idea what it is not where its come from but its absolutely gorgeous.
The Hydrangeas are bursting into flower, the most gorgeous intricate blossom. The colours change so quickly, apparently depending upon the acidity or alkalinity of the soil. I adore each & every stage of these flowers.
They're all sooo beautiful, such gorgeous colours, shapes & awesome intricate designs. Any identification would be greatly appreciated.