With all the rain and wind today, I suspect there will be no flowers tomorrow.
Our poor plum tree is confused. After bearing record numbers of fruit earlier in the year, it began to blossom again; fooled perhaps by the unusually warm weather.
Sadly, this awakening was short-lived. Auckland’s weather has turned, and any blossom not torn off in the storm last week has been drenched and blown away in subsequent days.
The plum blossom has survived the rain and wind we’ve had all week, and this morning I noticed the neighbour’s clematis has sent a tendril over the fence with these two flowers attached.