Friday, 16 July 2010

Before This Beauty Fades

This week it has been way too hot. I get up in the morning and I feel as if I’m practicing for taking part in a slow motion film – I move very sloooowly: every move uses up too much of my energy, clothes seem to be sticking and there’s nowhere I could hide. Cool shower seems to help, but in about 15 minutes it’s the same all over again. (I even keep catching myself dreaming of autumn!)

Meanwhile very early mornings and late evenings are devoted for watering the garden. And even though July seems to be a very pretty month, with lots of flowers in bloom, I can see this fading away soon – sadly the hotter it gets, the quicker our flowers wilt.

More and more often I get out with my camera and shoot, this time becoming a director for the documentary called “Summer 2010”. I hope that this way I’ll at least gain some more time for enjoying the spectacular colours of sweet peas and roses, calendulas and hydrargeas and will be able to say – yes, we definitely had a summer, a very hot summer!

1 comment:

nikkipolani said...

I know what you mean about brief blooms. When things heat up here (as they are), picking flowers means an early morning activity or not at all. And then they go in the refrigerator if they are to last more than a few hours.

Glad you are documenting!