by Mark Howells-Mead
Lovely to return from our holiday to find that the rose plant which I bought in spring has been lapping up the combination of rain and heat whilst we were away, to present us with 6 blooms on our arrival home.
The Rosengarten (Rose Garden) in Bern is high on the hill to the east of the city, with fantastic views across the Aare meander and the lower part of the old city.
A view of the lake shore at the tiny mountain village of Melchsee Frutt in canton Obwalden, Switzerland.
Pink pine cones amongst a mass of natural colour on the trees outside our window at home.
Jo poses for an unusual night-time portrait in Spiez.