As I write, there is an exotic monsoon taking place outside. It’s often said that the typical English summer is three fine days and a thunderstorm. This year has had many, many fine days, although precious few in the actual summer, but the thunderstorms – or at least, the cloudbursts – are making up for lost time. It’s midnight, so I’m not going out to see whether anything needs staking, but it’s going to be a rainforest in the morning.
But that isn’t what today’s post is for.
Among the images sent to me by our group members is one that stands by itself, and is very exotic and summery.
It’s a hibiscus in a garden in Panama.
I know no more than that, but let’s just admire it, because it deserves it.