There has been no sunshine today, which has been disappointing as it would have been lovely if it had shone on my daughter's birthday. Nevertheless we have had a good lunchtime celebration and now everyone is sitting in a heap!
I was having a little wander in the garden after lunch and thought that last night's rain had left a rather wonderful legacy on the leaves of the alchemilla mollis! The water gathers on and in the centre of the the pleated leaves and sits like cabochon jewels.
The rain collected at the base of this leaf, yet to unfurl, is like a drop of mercury.