Miss J. Hunter Dunn, Miss J. Hunter Dunn
Furnish’d and burnish’d by Aldershot sun…
I don’t suppose the young lady depicted on this tankard is called J. Hunter Dunn, but whenever I hear the word burnished these lines from John Betjeman’s poem ‘A Subaltern’s Love Song’ pop into my head. The blooms, Dahlia ‘Art Deco’, are most definitely burnished but not by Aldershot sun, and not by our local sun either as it has been cloudy here for some weeks, although still mostly bright. A subtle combination of apricot and pink creates this burnished effect, not unlike the UK’s ‘copper’ coins when freshly minted like these 2 pence pieces, and the effect is accentuated further by seedheads of Clematis ‘Margot Koster’, which were glowing in the brief sunny interlude when the dahlias were cut.
Is your garden furnishing any blooms or other material you would like to share with us today, whether burnished by sun or lashed by rain? If so, please leave the usual links to and from this post.