Obviously I've had plenty of time to walk around in the last few days, although it took me a few days to feel able to start taking photographs again.
Aside from the flooding, which although alarming looking is nothing compared to the great floods of 2001 where the entire Riverside Park was underwater and The Barge pub ended up 50 metres off shore, is the appearance of bees in mid November.
Although most pollinator friendly plants are long past flowering, there are still the odd patches of verbena or lavender in bloom, and it was on lavender in a tiny front garden - more like a window box - where I found some very active bees on a sunny day this week.
They were too fast moving to photograph easily, but I got a couple of snaps, and seeing them brought me great joy.
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