The heavy feelings of last weekend have lifted a little.
Summer has, at last, smiled on us and it is wonderful to enjoy the heat of the sun.
Early morning is the most perfect time, before the hot and sultry heat of the day sets in.
The clematis likes the sun too and it is flowering its heart out.
I love to use flowers from the garden indoors but the clematis flowers are not made to be put into vases.
Even so, they are so beautiful
that I have found a different way to use them.
I have floated flower heads in a wide, shallow glass bowl which is half-filled with water.
Then, a glass balloon bobs amongst them.
Finally, when dusk falls I add floating candles that drift aimlessly amongst the flowers, twinkling like stars in the night sky.
A little lilly pond