Day 148: astrantia

I can’t quite remember where I saw astrantia for the first time – one of those memories that remains frustratingly just beyond the point of recall. But I can remember how it made me feel…

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Cool in the shade

A July heatwave, following a June washout. Having been caught dragging its feet, the year seems now to be charging full tilt towards high summer; baking heat, parched lawns and rock hard, bone juddering soil. We’re not quite there yet, though, and before the hot colours arrive en masse to dominate in the latter part of the month, I’m allowing myself a week or so to wallow in cool pastel shades.

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