Rural Living

This week’s smile from me comes from really enjoying the somewhat slower pace of life out here in the Scottish countryside, from once again having the time to appreciate the natural beauty and variety of plants growing in the grass verges at the side of the road, and the satisfying sight of newly baled straw after a successful harvest 🙂

Weekly Smile

Wild Sweetpea

Every year I see these sweetpeas growing wild on Wanstead Flats, here in Leytonstone, East London 🙂

Flower of the Day

Poppies in the Street

On my way to work this morning I walked past these deep orangey red tall poppies growing at the root of a tree set into the tarred pavement – they seemed to be waving at me in the early morning sunshine, so I stopped and tried to capture them on my smartphone camera – not the best focus, but it was really hard to see the screen so it was the best I could do 🙂

Taken on Cambridge Park Road, Wanstead, East London

Flower of the Day

Abstract Bluebells

Some abstract bluebells for today’s Flower of the Day – I just felt like doing something a bit different… These particular bluebells were nestled under the shade of a tree, and it was dull rather than sunny when I took the original pic so the resulting image looked a bit dull and the colours faded – but a digital art filter helped give my boring old bluebells a new, far more interesting lease of life 🙂