I nipped out into the garden yesterday to take these photos, and not a moment too soon as it has rained nearly all day today, getting steadily heavier as the day wore on. This evening the gutter over the front porch was overflowing and even though it is under cover, the rain was reaching the outside doormat. I hope it hasn't battered my precious hellebores - I love them so much and they were all looking their best.
It's only in recent years that I have been able to grow them, and now they are nicely settled and even beginning to spread so that I can transplant their babies.
I love this delicate pink one - there is also a yellowish green one which I was unable to reach owing to the wet soil. Parts of the garden are on a slope and it gets very slippery in places.
This one with the lovely freckles is one of my babies which I transplanted last year. I'm so pleased it likes it's new location.
I have seen a wonderful crocheted coat made up of granny squares and would love to make it. The snag is that I don't crochet! I must have a word with the lovely lady who runs our local wool shop - I think she gives classes in knitting and crochet. I shall need a quantity surveyor to work out how many squares I'll need to make a coat in my size! If it gets too much it could always become a waistcoat, or a cushion, or a potholder!!