Yesterday Storm Ali raged through the region, causing widespread damage to trees. We were without electricity much of the day but thank you to the power team - we had the electricity (& so phone & internet too) before darkness. It was certainly difficult weather to be out in.
Sadly some of our big Oak trees have lost large branches & we've been out with the chain saw this morning. Being positive, there'll be lots of logs for the wood burner when seasoned.
And the other gift from Storm Ali is the beautiful lichen covered stems, acorns & leaves. The clean, damp air here in Galloway enables the most beautiful & varied Lichens to grow. I think I feel inspired to use these in Autumn & Winter door wreaths...
And amazingly, the flowers have fared remarkably well inside the shelter belt of trees. I hardly dared go down to look this morning & so relieved to see there'll be plenty for the bouquet orders this weekend.
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Rosie Gray of Galloway Flowers. Artisan Florist & Cut Flower Farmer near Castle Douglas, in South West Scotland. Using 100% Flowers & Foliage grown in British Isles, all year round.