24 August 2015

Middlesex Filter Beds

Last Monday's cycling discovery, turning off the familiar path, was Middlesex Filter Beds (river water filtering slowly through sand). It's also a nature reserve, and where the path ends is a large sculpture, a sort of Stonehenge, by Paula Haughney, Nature Throne (1990), of which these are detail views -
Elsewhere, giant hogweed along the river, a swerving path -
Ah, the river....

On the walk to the station, the corner of Hollyhock Heaven is now dense with verbena -
 the hollyhocks gone to seed (and what wonderful seed) -
 Other seeds have flown -

1 comment:

Charlton Stitcher said...

Those hollyhock seed heads remind me of my grandmother and her traditional cottage garden ... Very fond memories ...