Sometimes I grumble about my job, I suppose we all do from time to time, but even when I am feeling fed up I remind myself how lucky I am to be working less than two miles from home.
Ten minutes after leaving work I can be home enjoying a cup of tea and after that there is still time for a short walk before starting on dinner.
Although we have had rain, it is still dry here and the long grasses are a warm golden colour.
The freshness of spring and early summer has passed now and the later summer flowers are starting to appear. A few patches of heather are already in flower,
and in amongst the thistles, I found a couple of pure white flowers.
Back home I took this photograph of the flower spike on the Yucca plant in my front garden. It doesn't flower every year but with striking flowers like this its worth the wait.