This photograph was captured in the very peak of a German summer’s day. The serene green is deceptive because the heat on that day was almost unbearable, at a sweltering 40 degrees. Captured in the gardens of Sanssouci, the ‘summer palace’ of Frederick the Great, in Potsdam near Berlin.
I decided to add a touch of drama from Shakespeare’s Sonnet –
And summer’s lease hath all too short a date:
Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines…