Walking around our neighbourhood, park and woods all these photos were taken
in the last two weeks.
I've been reading about how intrepid plant collectors brought back specimens and seeds from far off places to grace the gardens of wealthy patrons and how these beautiful shrubs and trees have become familiar features of our present landscape as they grow in public parks, green spaces and our own smaller plots of land. I shall, for example, look at the horse chestnut with its Springtime beautiful candle-like flowers and the seeds that we see on the ground in autumn in a different light.
horse chestnut tree
a mauve aquilegia (columbine) growing between other border plants
Joining in Floral Bliss.
Thank you Riitta for the linkup