They remind me of my childhood summers, when the school holiday seemed to stretch on for ever and ever and every day the sun would shine.
We would visit my dear grandparents who were very keen gardeners and we'd all play bowls on the lawn, or have running races between the rose borders. Butterflies would be drawn to the colourful herbaceous plants and you could catch them for a moment in jam jars placed over them whilst they sipped nectar.
So, in a year that seems to have been one long season so far, with no real summer to speak of, these artistic glimpses of summers-past serve as a reminder of what might have been....
The following collection of cards, probably from the 1920's, where from original water colour paintings of 'Old Mill Garden, Wannock', which I believe is in East Sussex.
The Rock Garden in June.
Arums by the Stream.
The New Garden with View of the Downs.
Sundial & Veronica.
Verbena in Bloom.
I hope that you like them as much as I do.