I picked her up from Jacqui's house and set out, with Bing as tugging at the lead, as lively as a cricket. She is an epic sniffer and will pause at any number of posts, trees or even tussocks of grass.
We maintained a cracking pace, and, as there are still areas of Daventry I barely know, I decided to take a roundabout route to my house on Stefen Hill, going via the Royal Oak industrial estate. It would, I felt, run some of the steam out of Bing.
Open areas on the Royal Oak industrial estate are studded with
Lady's Smock. Daventry, 8 May, 2018
Plants of Oxford Ragwort brightened up waste ground and roadsides.
Royal Oak, Daventry. 8 May, 2018
Hawthorn (May) is at its finest. Royal Oak Industrial Estate, Daventry.
8 May, 2018
Delightfully neglected gardens provided a habitat for Lady's Smock.
The Grange, Daventry. 8 May, 2018