White clematis flowers against white clouds….

 

 

and white paintwork.  The Clematis armandii is a tumbling mass of lightly scented flowers now. Seen against the light the swept back petals are translucent, like dragonfly wings.

 

 

The clematis’ own leaves are dark green and leathery.  The delicate, new bronze-green leaves in the top picture belong to a neighbouring akebia.