There was a small shower of rain last night and the parched flowers seemed to appreciate it. Some of the brambles shown below are already tasty, but they will need a lot more rain for most of them to ripen. This photo was taken along the Brent river valley, walking from Perivale Park to Hanwell.
Ground cover along the approach to a bridge across the river Brent (which flows through the park).
Viewed from this bridge, the shower last night has stirred up the water into a muddy brown. Note the hop plant growing across the footbridge!
Meanwhile, in Perivale Park itself, the black-headed seagulls were having a convention.
The flowers themselves have also perked up a bit.