I took this photograph a couple of weeks ago whilst on the Wylye Valley Art Trail. It was sitting in a very well-kempt, carefully manicured tub outside a very fine – and very new-looking – Village Hall in South Wiltshire. I am fairly sure it is a species of Gazania. I like the way even the stamens look orderly and neat, unlike the Dandelion ones I photographed a couple of weeks before.
I wanted to save the photo for a grey, rainy day so that it might add a bit of cheer (although, as I type, the sun has just come out). We’ve had a record-breaking sunny, dry and warm April and May, but June has brought some welcome rain for farmers and gardeners – although not so good for holiday-makers, festival-goers, and potential viewers of the lunar eclipse!