Garden Photo Challenge : Essence of Summer.

The absolute essence of summer is the scent of the frangipani.


The delicate perfume pervades the air, especially at dusk as the sun goes down.

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A perfect time to sit in the warm tropical evening after a day in the garden and share a glass of wine. This is summer in my part of the world.

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But that is just a memory.

It is now mid winter and the frangipani have dropped all their leaves and the bare branches reach for the sky.

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But look closer, 2 very confused buds are just opening…

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Like the world over the plants are quite confused with the seasons. It is supposed to be winter and  our dry season and temperatures should be cooler. But it has been the warmest April and May on record and now we are having record rainfall.


Jude at “earth laughs in flowers” hosts a garden photography challenge and for June she says…

“This month I want to see what summer means to you. Still focussing on the garden or parkland let your photographs tell me your story of summer-time wherever in the world you live.”

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14 thoughts on “Garden Photo Challenge : Essence of Summer.

  1. Your summer looks good!

  2. Your post brings back lovely memories of summer and frangipani flowers. As temps only reached 6 degrees here today, your post has cheered me immensely.

  3. Confused weather indeed – here it is practically our longest day and we have wind and rain – not exactly BBQ weather! But I am optimistic that the sun will shine again and I can sit outside in my garden with a nice glass of icy cold NZ Sav Blanc… No frangipani though.

  4. the pinky/peach /yellow macro was awesome

  5. I’ve only ever seen frangipani once, in India, but I’ve never forgotten it!

  6. Frangipani, wine and dusk – you’ve managed to capture three of my favourite things in one post 😀

  7. So much sentiments and harmony in those pictures. Love frangipani and wine and dusk…

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