on the fringe of summer

May 02, 2016

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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  1. These pictures are amazing and I love the caption : flowers are more attractive than humans! I'm trying my hand at photography this summer, over on my blog. =D


    1. Thanks! xx
      Your blog sounds awesome; I will definitely check it out.

    2. Thanks a tonne! Be sure to leave a comment, I'd love to hear from you!

  2. Your photos are really beautiful! Flower are indeed more beautiful than humans- in their own way.
    I've done a bit of photography and some of them are on my blog, mind heading over there? :)

  3. I love the clean look of your blog! And these photos are amazing!

  4. Those flowers are really beautiful! <3 And, that cat is cute too! I have a black cat at home and i named it Furry hahaha..

  5. Your blog is beautiful. I love all of the photos!

  6. I'm in love with your posts.Forever wishing I had a Nikon :(


  7. Your new friend is so cute, I'm kind of in love with those pictures! I hope summer brings you even more opportunities to take pretty pitures like these :)

    x Envy
    Lost in Translation

  8. These look amazing. Especially loving the dark purple tulips (I don't think we even have those here) and your little furry friend! What Nikon cam do you use?

  9. Those flower pictures truly look like they were taken by professionals. I also love photography and now because of you am going to go take some pictures. My favorite was the lone red flower.

  10. Love your photography!


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