Wednesday, 1 August 2007

Sun on the Terrace

A day or two of sunshine, and the situation on the Clergy House Terrace is transformed. The Passion flower is out, with its crown of thorns and three nails providing almost a sermon in themselves.


The gentle hibiscus is in bloom - fragile flowers of striking beauty.

The citrus is coming on well, and the fruits are swelling ...

While the fragrant jasmine is rich and profuse -

In the pond, the sun brought the water lillies to the surface, with the promise that they would bloom -

- and indeed yesterday afternoon, I was rewarded!

4 comments:

John the organist said...

Stunning photos!

Anonymous said...

The garden looks really lovely. Some time ago I spoke about the grubby tiles. I was reading in a hardware store catalogue that it is possible to buy a product which will clean concrete. Maybe it is available in the UK.

Andrew said...

Wonderful pictures - I especially like the one with the campanile in the background. Somehow it seems strange to me (as a rural northerner!) that these scenes exist on a roof in central London - but it's great to see the Cathedral and the flowers surpassing the glory of Solomon!

Stefan said...

sicut lilium inter spinas...

um...sine spinis...