Unbelievable weather this month. Our flowers respond immediately to the sun and warm weather – it’s amazing to see sunflowers turn their heads towards the sun and grow literally inches overnight.
It’s the start of the season of mists and mellow fruitfulness all right. The apples are amazing this year – and buckets of hedgerow fruits including blackberries, sloes and even some late raspberries.
Before any jam or chutney could be made, however, we had the small matter of a wedding in Drumshanbo Methodist Church to look after. I was doing the flowers for the first wedding in the church in thirteen years – so no pressure then! The bride-to-be was beautiful in both body and spirit and left a lot of the detail to ourselves to decide on. Her main wish was that there should be loads and loads of gypsophila – everywhere! So we decorated the pews in the beautiful church and then decorated the railing outside with flowers and silk ribbon. On a really hot and sunny Saturday in Drumshanbo, the beautiful bride stepped out of the wedding car and said she almost cried when she saw the church. She got her gypsophila and her day was complete. What a great day.
At the end of the month, after a crazily busy summer, we took ourselves off to Paris for a few days. A gorgeous city in gorgeous weather …… but Leitrim in the sunshine is like nowhere else on earth.