Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Tropical dreams


The tropical-looking Salvia 'Amistad' in the gardens here at Dolores Delargo Towers

It's only the middle of my first week back, and already I am dreaming of escape...

I think we all deserve a little light music interlude, courtesy of the ever-wonderful Soft Tempo Lounge (of course)!

What better than to imagine driving down a sunny Italian road in an open-top car with the wind in one's hair, on some mysterious mission (there always has to be a mysterious mission after all) - with the European Sound '73 playing in one's head?



Ah, that's better.

Music: Green Sea by Alberto Baldan Bembo

16 comments:

  1. Ooh, that is better!

    And your garden is looking well. Can I spy agapanthus, dahlia, and is that sweet pea behind the salvia?

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    1. Those fuzzy things behind "Amistad" are actually the very tall flower stems of Nictiana mutabilis with the bright blue flowers of Salvia uliginosa, and Cleome hassleriana in shades of white, pink and purple. It's all looking very abundant indeed... Jx

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    2. That;s NicOtiana, of course. How on earth could I misspell the word "nicotine"..? Jx

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    3. Oh, yes, with hindsight I can make out the flowers and leaves of the Cleomes now. And the NicOtiana flowers. It's such a shame the divine smell of the flowers is offset by the stink of the leaves if one brushes against them. Unless one likes the stink of the leaves...?

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    4. I have never noticed any offensive pong from Nicotiana leaves. But then again, I am a smoker. Cleome leaves, however, not only look like but also smell a bit like marijuana... Jx

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  2. I want a mysterious mission; I want an A line frock; I want that car.... I could drive to Porthcurno and stagger over the rocks; it would be much the same.
    Sx

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    1. I am not certain a visit to the Porthcurno Telegraph Museum counts as a "mysterious mission" really... Jx

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    2. You would be surprised!!
      Sx

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  3. Ahhhhh, that was nice, and you have set the mood for my next vacation driving music. I have several cd's of this music, and must dig it out. You sure set the mood, can't imagaine your music for sex.

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    1. The Three Minute Waltz.

      Jx

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    2. Ha!

      That Salvia 'Amistad' is stunning.

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    3. Our whole garden has been an absolute joy this year - and I can't wait to show it off at your annual "Garden Show'n'Tell" this Autumn... Jx

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  4. I look forward to it, especially since the endless heatwave has killed off many of my own flowers.

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    1. If in doubt (or drought), grow lavender! The one (pretty) plant guaranteed to love life with lots of heat and limited water... We don't bother to grow it here. It usually rains. Jx

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    2. You're right, Jon. The lavender is one of the only survivors this summer.

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