About 5 minutes drive from where we live there is a very reasonably priced flower shop and it's here I tend to go when I want some plants for the garden.
The window boxes at the front of the house need sprucing up and there are a few pots in the back garden I wanted to plant up too.
Today the sun was out and it seemed a good day for spending time in the garden and making the most of being outside. So instead of nipping to the shop in the car I decided to walk to the shop.
I took my camera with me and here are a handful of things which caught my eye on the way.
I love honeysuckle. The heady scent, the shape of the flowers, it's rambling nature. When I worked for Royal Brierley I bought a few pieces from their honeysuckle crystal glass range.
This honeysuckle is growing over my neighbour's fence.
We've been to many a summer fete on the green outside the local church. And many a jumble sale inside the church hall.
What is it about old post boxes set into brick walls which is so appealing?
Graffiti on a wall by a railway bridge.
I knew I wouldn't be able to walk home again after buying the plants, but that wasn't a problem as just across the road from the shop is a train station.
Loved the chipped and stripped paint on this door at the station.
I only had to stay on for one stop and then hop off at my local station. Lots of stations on the local lines have this oak leaf motif on the metal work.
Once home I found the postman had been and continuing the floral theme of the day, he had delivered a CK catalogue in the prettiest envelope ever.