Monday, 19 July 2021

Making the Most of It

Hello

Thanks for popping in.

Every time I walk along the path, I feel the need to take another photo before the flowers fade, each time they are a little better and brighter at the moment.


Visiting the Ticket Office at Wokingham Station, their newly restored Grade II footbridge, caught my eye.  The 19th Century bridge was originally made from iron from recycled rails and sleepers and is the only one of this construction still in use.  It's been closed and covered up for several months whilst consultations took place but has just opened much to the delight of enthusiasts and pedestrians alike as a sensitive restoration has taken place using like for like materials costing £300,000.



Walking up the hill to the town centre, at this time of year you can bet it's hollyhock time again.  How the year has flown.





Proper thistles are flowering in the meadow.


Birdseed sunflowers at home.  Phew! Hasn't it been hot!


Cheerio 

12 comments:

  1. Wow. those flowers are bright. I love the hollyhocks, a plant I've never grown. Yes, it's been hot, a little too hot for me even though I love summer.

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    1. Definitely too hot for me, I'm keeping hydrated and covered in sun cream, it's like living on the Continent! The scent from all the flowers is amazing in the heat.

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  2. Flowers change so quckly, love the hollyhocks and the bright sunflowers, yes very hot, the garden at 5a.m. this morning was cool for a short while:)

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    1. We'll all have to change our hours if the heat becomes normal, going off for a siesta in the afternoon like in Spain.

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  3. A joy to see the hollyhocks and sunflowers, so pretty. The thistles are prolific here at the moment which I love to see.

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    1. I love the thistles, they must look so beautiful at this time of year.

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  4. Always love to see the hollyhocks especially against old buildings. Certainly looks hot in your corner. B x

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  5. The summer flowers look so lovely.

    All the best Jan

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    1. They are a picture in the sunshine! Have fun Jan

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  6. I've never seen so many hollyhocks together - how fab! I'm quite smitten by the bridge, too. x

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