Delicate Tropical Flowers Need Warmth

Being a delicate tropical flower, I wilt in cold weather.

So naturally I enjoy the brief bursts of summer sun London sporadically basks in.

A rare business this summer. It’s usually sunny during the week when you’re stuck inside the office and have to take a hot over-crowded tube in the morning, while the weekends are wet and clouded over. You feel disinclined to change out of your pyjamas for 48 hours.The Urge to hibernate sets in.

When the sun is out, the pub pavements are crawling, the football somehow turns up (or whatever, some sports thing. Olympics garbage. Ugh.) and all the girls seem to have their boobs out.

Seriously, boobs everywhere.

I don’t have any photos of the boobs.

(Sorry)

A bench in Soho

A bench in Soho. There was some market set up down the street (the one with Cay tre & Candy Bar on it)

Street Shadows

Street Shadows. All the gay boys were out in force.

The pretty option - Mango, Strawberry &  Butterscotch Gelato in a cone

The pretty option – Mango, Strawberry &  Butterscotch Gelato in a cone. This is so goddamn gorgeous.

That gelato moulding is rather a work of art.

That gelato moulding is a work of art.

Late evening sun on some steps

Late evening sun on some steps

Sunbathers in Angel

Sunbathers in Angel

Sunbathers in Angel

Sunbathers in Angel

Trees & Clouds Near Portabello

Trees & Clouds Near Portabello

Fluffy purple flower. The entire hedge on the way to work turns purple briefly in summer.

Fluffy purple flower. The entire hedge on the way to work turns purple briefly in summer.

Hedge on the way to work in the morning

Hedge on the way to work in the morning. This wasn’t full blown purple. Unfortunately the early spring brought the hedge into bloom too early and all the flowers died off quickly.

Eclaire & Sink

An eclair from the old fashioned bakery near by & Sink

Flowering Coriander Shadow

Flowering Coriander and its Shadow

Shadow Closeup

Shadow Closeup

The Essex Road Library

The Essex Road Library

Sun in the Tree Fork, Essex Road. I had to wait about 6 minutes to get a shot with no traffic.

Sun in the Tree Fork, Essex Road. I had to wait about 6 minutes to get a shot with no traffic.

Essex Road at Sunset

Essex Road at Sunset

Pink Sunset near Oval

Pink Sunset near Oval

Pink Sunset above the buildings

Pink Sunset above the buildings

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22 thoughts on “Delicate Tropical Flowers Need Warmth

  1. How does the gelato stay like that? Sigh. It would turn to molten mush within seconds here. Love the purple flower, flowering coriander and the sunset photos.

    • Well it had to be a quick shot! It started the melt shortly after, besides being heartily licked.

      Thank you. The corianders flowered and then died so out it went. I think I used it only once in cooking.

  2. My heart just constricted as my finger pressed the down arrow key to gobble up all the sunshiney beauty. Oh, what gorgeous, gorgeous scenes you have captured. Do you sell a bottle of these perhaps, for lonely stuck-at-home-work- girls in distant, troubled lands?

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