Today I went for a longish walk around streets in the south of Daventry. That's all you need to know. Read no further because what follows is a tedious account of what I saw. Just an illustrated diary entry really.
As I strode out I could not fail to observe the amount of 'chewing gum' lichen that was on the paving slabs. This is the name frequently applied to Lecanora muralis, and I put its abundance down to the fact that people are more likely to jump in their cars for even short journeys rather than walk. In short, the pavements are under-used.
Lecanora muralis can sometimes look remarkably like chewing gum.
Daventry. 2 January, 2019
As well as flowering in mid-winter Viburnum x bodnantense is very
fragrant. Daventry. 2 January, 2019
This Californian Lilac bore several clusters of flowers.
Christchurch Drive, Daventry. 2 January, 2019
Red Valerian was in flower at several places on my route.
Daventry, 2 January, 2019
Tree mallows were in flower. Daventry town centre.
2 January, 2019
|The Cider Gum, Eucalyptus gunnii. Daventry. 2 January, 2019|