After weeks of rain, a warm and sunny day sent me up to the terrace to see how things were faring. 'Very well' is the answer. Although a few plants are starting to look tired (notably the petunias), there are developments in other areas.
By the pond, the fuschia is having a glorious late summer fling.
It has been a difficult summer for the plants, with incessant rain, cool temperatures and rough winds. I find it extraordinary how nature carries through.
In this beautiful space, the glories of God's creation are sung less formally, but no less beautifully, than in the great Cathedral nearby.