Chris met up with a couple of old friends there and so, having eaten and exchanged pleasantries, I left them to reminisce and wandered off for a little exploration. A nearby pond held my attention for a while and I regretted not being able to record insects there, for plenty were around, particularly on damp marginal mud. Many water lilies occupied the middle of the pond; although probably planted here, this is one of our three native species, the White Water-lily, Nymphaea alba.
White water lilies in a pond beside the Daily Bread Co-operative,
Billing Road, Northampton. 26 August, 2016
Colourful drifts of flowers in the grounds of St Andrew's Hospital,
Northampton. 26 August, 2016