On a sunny afternoon in June, what better way to spend your time than strolling around a rose garden, then settling down on a bench with a book?
My reading was slightly disrupted by some over-amorous pigeons in the euphorbia, but they were quite entertaining.
Although Queen Mary’s Gardens is famous for its huge rose beds, there are plenty of other pretty plants to enjoy as well.
The gardens can sometimes get a bit too crowded with people, but they’re not too bad on a weekday afternoon during term-time, and I was delighted to discover the flowerbeds were crowded with lots of bees, instead.
You can’t beat a sunny June day in a pretty flower-filled park, can you?
[photos taken with the Hipstamatic app, using the Buckhorst H1 lens, Blanko film and Jolly Rainbo flash]