Cloudy skies and a few light rain showers have made the past few days cooler. The rain is welcome. Above, the jasmine is just beginning to bloom. It's planted in a shadier spot than it prefers, but blooms quite happily where it's placed.
The ground beneath the peonies is littered with bright petals. Their day in the sun is almost finished. Now the delphiniums are blooming, tall blue spires not yet visible in this photo taken last week.
Clematis climbs the deck railing, perhaps looking to keep company with the pink geraniums on the other side. I trailed around the garden for a few minutes this afternoon, camera in hand, wanting to enjoy the blooms that are and wondering what will be showing next. Our suite tenants will be enjoying those blooms for, early tomorrow morning, we're heading cross country.
Literally. From our west coast island to a small island on the east coast - PEI. Packing for a trip means thinking things out - making sure that almost everything will go with everything else.
I used to belong to a Yahoo group called French Chic. The author of the The Vivienne Files, a lovely and practical fashion blog, belonged as well. My packing plan is inspired by Janice's well-thought-out posts. Four bottoms, eight tops, four third layers, one dress, a raincoat, 3 scarves and 3 pairs of shoes, plus sundry toiletries and undergarments. It's a little more than I usually take, but the weather forecast is iffy. Grey, navy, white, black and a bit of pink.
Still, it all fits into my carry-on sized luggage. However, we're checking our luggage for this trip.
I'm not taking a computer, but I'll attempt a few postcards from the road with my I-Phone, or perhaps figure out how to use Tim's tablet. Blogging is not high on the list of activities.
See you all in a few days.