Monday, April 14, 2008

Motorway aesthetics

The best place to go this Spring is the A34 around Tot Hill Services.

No, really. At this time of year, this otherwise moribund dual carriageway cuts a path between spectacular efflorescent banks of buttercup-yellow gorse.

And this, I propose, should be taken as a precedent. Far too much of our motorways are lined by the chlorophyllically-dominated greens of various passe shrubs and trees. As a first step towards a more colourful motorway experience, the M4 around Swindon should be lined by swathes of pyrophoric tulips; the M1 around Birmingham should be lined by roses; and the M25 in Kent should be surrounded by purple rhododendrons.


Grinnyguy said...

I thoroughly agree.
Did you know that when gorse is in flower, it's the season for love?
Or so the saying goes

Gordon McCabe said...

Or, conversely, "When gorse is out of blossom, kissing's out of fashion".