This morning I snapped some pictures of roadside wildflowers on my usual route walking Molly my German Shepherd. There used to be more green areas when we first moved here to the suburbs, but gradually over the last fifteen years more and more "breathing space" for the wildlife has been eroded. What beautiful colours nature has dipped her paintbrush in above. Deep, dark reds, lavender, green, gold and snowy white lace.
Such architecture, line and form are found by the roadside. These pods are just bursting with life - literally in a month or so!
One of my favourites the chicory flower. I look for their appearance every year, love that beautiful blue. Across the road from here new apartments have been built on wetland where no longer herons alight on the homes so named for them.
With all the abandoned homes, brown sites and firms that build new stores leaving old ones empty to decay would it be too much to ask that sites already developed are reused? Let's have some wild space left in the next fifteen years. What do you think?