Nasturtiums survive well in dry conditions but thrive in conditions where heavy rainfall occurs regularly throughout the summer and autumn. Water glides across the waxy surface of leaves.
Finding the lowest point of gravity, droplets can pool together into jewelled cabochon.
An excess of moisture (as in a wheelbarrow full of water), causes leaves to exhibit their delicate, lacy structure.
The first frost of 2018 was on the thirtieth of October. It was a brief, sharp bite, freezing any moisture within its reach. Nasturtiums were growing around a flower pot to create a hat, didn’t quite have the opportunity to complete their task.
Freezing temperatures expand plant’s cells.
Damage is irreversible but enchanting.
Damage occurs above and at ground level.
Frosted slate chippings underfoot.