This year, Monmouthshire County Council, along with several other councils, has planted wildflower verges along several roads and traffic islands.
Apparently, it saves mowing, it enhances the environment for residents and perhaps most importantly, provides luscious feeding grounds for insects. The bees needed no signposts to find them!
A couple of them consisted of poppies only, providing the most glorious spectacle as the dense planting created an intense swathe of colour.
..And early morning sunshine provided perfect rim lighting