on the fringe of summer

Spring is drawing to a close here in the UK. Although summer hasn't quite approached yet, the London weather has been relatively considerate these last couple of days, drizzling the city with a tad more sunshine than what can (usually) be expected at this time of year.

Yesterday afternoon, the sky was looking particularly radiant, so I decided to head outside with my Nikon in hand. My plan was to walk to Primrose Hill, take a few photos there, and spend the next two hours reading on a bench under the shade of an oak tree. Needless to say, I immediately got sidetracked as soon as I stepped out of the house.

a shrub of ceanothus in my neighbour's front yard

Then, I went to a local children's playground. Yep, I know, a weird choice of location for a teenage amateur photographer. But there were some gorgeous flowers in the planter troughs nearby.

flowers are more attractive than humans

dark purple tulips

After spending about 40 minutes hovering around the playground, I took some photos of plants in the residential areas across the street.

more pretty plants

On my way back home, I managed to make a new friend.

oh hello there!

Well, I certainly didn't spend the sunny afternoon idly poring over The Time Traveller's Wife as I had anticipated, but I ended up doing something that was just as eventful, if not more.

all photos shown in this post are taken by me // copyright © 2016 jessica ji | all rights reserved

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