Bliss was it in that dawn to be alive...
He was not, I'll wager, in Daventry on a chilly, wet and windy November morning. But I had jobs to do in the town, jobs that could be put off no longer. And I was determined to walk and make a start on ridding myself of six unwanted pounds and start regaining my once-svelte figure.
As it happened the rain cleared up by late the morning and the cloud cleared, allowing some welcome sunshine to brighten the day.
My walk was mostly through rather uninspiring housing estates, gardens bereft of
colour other than from fruit and foliage. The former was represented by a specimen of Himalayan Honeysuckle, Leycesteria formosa. This shrub, sometimes called the Flowering Nutmeg is, to my mind, an excellent garden plant.
Call it Pheasant Berry, Flowering Nutmeg or Himalayan Honeysuckle,
Leycesteria formosa is a fine shrub. Daventry, 17 November, 2016
The autumn foliage of sycamore brightens up the landscape.
Daventry, 17 November, 2016