Richmond upon Thames: the view from London's "Arcadia" along the River Thames in Southwest London.
It's time to celebrate the delights of the open meadow and wild garden. The early spring was dry and the wild flower spectrum in May was less spectacular than last year. This June/July, the intense rains are giving extra force to the later sorts.
Ham and Petersham,
Richmond upon Thames,
... and I guess a little bit of sunshine helped. I watched Tour de France, Wimbledon, Silverstone this weekend, so I know that you at last got some sun back!
Those flowers look very lovely!
The flowers are ones I have never seen before. Very nice.Brookville Daily Photo
Ha! - I was glued to the telly like Peter. Yes it's a bit late for the spring flower meadow display, but this is a nice reminder. Switzerland is also plagued by rain - let up for a day or so for the Züri Fäscht, but settled back again now. Very unusual in my 7 years here to have such an extended period of wet weather. Of course I blame George Bush... oh, and Tony Blair
The "lead butt" is actually a concrete trough, like a mini fountain, really. I'll watch out for wheat. Could they have been the seedlings that were being planted? The weather here, as Richard notes, hasn't been very sunny so I wonder about the state of the crops.
I really like how you got the details in this.
I'm well known for total ignorance of all things botanical, but I spotted this at joensuu daily photo so I'm going for red campion