There have been some lovely nights here in Melbourne and it is not ever mid summer yet! The sun is staying out longer and longer and has drawn us out later and later in the evening. It is always lovely to have a bevvie or two (or more) on the Balcony as the sun goes down, shining off the Docklands' architectural mysteries and enjoy the cooling greenery on offer.
But i have since discovered it has a certain magic even after the sun has left the sky, as the pictures below hopefully demonstrate.
The Dahlia was getting ready to burst forth (turns out it was orange) although the evening lack of lighting shows just how awfully infested with spider mites this bush is. Alas it will be culled shortly, after the Dahlia flowers, to save spreading these little pests. The marigold too seems even more intensely yellow after dark and is also similarly inflicted with little red menaces
It was in the evening when i first discovered the ripening of the tommy toes
The straight truss of the random k-mart (now identified as red cherry tomatoes as shown in the second photo) almost defies gravity.
New yellow tomatoes almost sparkle in the night
The new celosia are equally stunning in the eve
Hanging pots in the night
Thyme, lemon thyme, yummmmmmmm
No wonder i adore sitting by my bedroom door at night reveling in the beauty of the balcony (even if i do have to share it with the rather evil little spider mites, if only the lady bug in the coriander would diversify her appetite)