1 Day 1 World Project : 10.00- 11.00pm

My favourite clematis

My favourite clematis

Just got time to squeeze this in, before another week takes over!  I wasn’t quite so adventurous this week, although it was another lovely evening and I would like to have been out and about.

I kept an eye on the time as dusk gently descended and just after 10.00pm, I went upstairs to look out of the back bedroom window.  There are a couple of spotlights in the garden that make it rather pretty on an evening.  Then into the garden for a close up.  It had rained quite hard at teatime and everything had a soft sheen.  Sorry I haven’t really managed to capture it for you.

And very close!

Who knows- next week it’ll probably be the cup of cocoa!  I can’t remember when I had one last.

What were you up to between 10.00 and 11.00pm this week?  Lisa would really like to know. Follow her project on this link.



  1. How beautiful, Jo. I’m glad I didn’t miss seeing your evening photos. And I must admit that I’m a bit envious of your longer evenings. It’s dark entirely too early in our latitude! 🙂

    1. Hi Debbie 🙂 Summer evenings are such a joy! I hate it when they start to shorten. I’m just playing with my 11-12 spot but it’s only 6.45 in the morning here. (last night’s work) Take care, hon.

  2. It’s so hard to take night photos, Jo, but you did an admirable job. I’m usually asleep at this hour! I kept meaning to participate in this challenge, but I couldn’t quite get my act together. It’s a fun challenge. 🙂

    1. I’m still working out how to conjure up a little midnight magic, Madhu 🙂
      The close ups worked out quite well but I couldn’t do much with the others.

  3. Love sneaking out in the garden after hours … just star gazing Jo .. not particularly flowery here at the moment …. have never got the colour throughout the season sorted :-/
    ‘Tis a great project … gosh I don’t know how you keep up Jo … what’s your secret . Oh but then it wouldn’t be a secret anymore 😉

  4. Lovely to see the secret night life of your garden, and it is an unexpected choice, with a different kind of photo.

    I’m feeling virtuous because I too saw 10-11, at last, last night: walking home in a crowd from the splendid light and sound fountain show. I’m never in the world that late.

    1. The gardens in Wroclaw (sorry, can’t be bothered to find my Polish alphabet keyboard 🙂 ) are a lovely memory for me. Dancing fountains and laser lights make me feel like a kid again. I shall come for a light show on your blog 🙂

  5. Okay, so you’re a professional gardener too! Is there no end to your talents, Jo? Beautiful photos and flowers!
    What was I doing between 10-11 pm…uh…sleeping, for at least 2 hours by that time. 🙂 I get up at 4:30 a.m., so I’m in bed early. xo

    1. I take no credit, Jill. The handsome half of our partnership does the garden. I simply admire 🙂
      Heck, even by my standards that’s early. It sounds like a lo-o-ong day! I’m yawning at the thought.

  6. I like air of mystery 🙂 I’m usually trying to sleep by 10! It would be interesting to try to photograph the garden but I’m not very good at night shots.

  7. I agree with Lisa – looks like a delightful secret garden, and your first clematis is a real beauty! I’m hoping some night workers will join in after next week – unless I am woken by emergency road works (1:30 am) again I probably won’t be posting until it is dawn time!

    1. It’s a lovely little space at night, Jude. You can’t see all the rambly bits then. 🙂 Mick tends to like ‘live and let live’ when in comes to the plants. (not the slugs, but I don’t think they like us anyway!) I wander round snipping when he’s not looking.

  8. Beautiful night shots, Jo! These lovely flowers make me think of a secret garden, blooming quietly when everyone is in bed and the light mist from the rain ads to the mystery. 🙂 Thanks for sharing your hour with us!

    1. Ahh, that’s how you do it, Sue! If I took my laptop to bed I’d never sleep. I have to be weaned away from it somewhere around 10.30- 11, then I take my book in the bath till my eyes start to close. Can’t tell you how many soggy library books I’ve had to return! 🙂

  9. The photo of that clematis is gorgeous! At first, I thought it might be a variety of Passion flower. I’m so envious that you still have some light left in night sky at 10pm. When our sun sets over the foothills at 8:30, it is DARK, and I could use longer days 🙂

  10. I’ve never thought of taking photos of my garden at night but I do like the effect you have here Jo! I love the way you captured the rain drops too, lovely. Did you see lots of snails and slugs while out and about? My garden is riddled with them 😉

    1. Not a snail or slug in sight! I think my husband has a secret weapon 🙂
      The photo quality isn’t great, Sherri, but it’s enough to give the general idea. I went for ‘ambience’ 🙂

  11. well I would be fast asleep by then so no chance of photos….wonder if I could set up a remote one ……no that’s a bit beyond me….enjoy your evening forays… 🙂

  12. You’re good – these shots are terrific, Jo ! I have to miss out, this week; but am DETERMINED to get back to my normal blogging pattern next week.

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