Something Wonderful

Something Wonderful

Sometimes you find something wonderful where you least expect it!

Thank you, Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council, for turning central reservations and roundabouts, along an eight mile stretch of the A631, into such a heavenly sight.

14 comments on “Something Wonderful

  1. Those are just delicious photos, and the council have been very patriotic in their glorious colour choices πŸ™‚ looking at your photos was like a stroll through a refreshing summer meadow. Thank you πŸ™‚

  2. Who would have thought it from Rotherham Council – all muck and brass in my day πŸ˜‰
    I still don’t seem to be able to post a comment on individual photos – what I tried to say was that the ind. poppy you have photographed is absolutely beautiful, and I love all the poppies and cornflowers and bees (and butterflies I assume).

    I do have to ask you – why on earth were you standing in the middle of a reservation or roundabout? Wasn’t it a teeny bit dangerous? Or perhaps you have an almighty super zoom πŸ™‚

    • Yes, loads of bees and butterflies πŸ™‚ I could have happily spent hours following and photographing the butterflies but that wouldn’t have been very fair on poor Simon! It just goes to show you shouldn’t judge a place on reputations of old. A truly fabulous scheme that I think should be adopted by other councils across the country.

      We did find a safe place for me to get them! There was a pedestrian crossing by this verge and roundabout so I was able to get onto the central reservation quite safely. It’s just a dual carriageway!

      • Actually this has jogged a memory of when I lived in Donny (Doncaster to southerners) for far too many years, they used to have tremendous public floral displays – masses of red geraniums in a walled bed down the centre of one of the main roads into town (from the racecourse) and I always thought how lovely that was. Reminded me of Cape Town and the oleanders they had in the central reservations.

        Love the meadow planting though, and glad you weren’t in any danger πŸ˜‰

  3. Absolutely stunning shots Sarah! That must have been like heaven for you. πŸ˜€ Thanks for sharing this beauty hon! *big hugs*


    Thank you for visiting my blog today. I appreciate the time you took to stop by. May your day be filled with joy and peace.

  5. Just spotted this – how lovely! Have you thought of letting the council know how much you appreciate their efforts? Send them a link maybe – it would be great if more councils did this, especially when they just use native wild flowers with plenty of nectar for the bees and butterflies. Thank you for the lovely pictures. πŸ™‚

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