I was walking towards the Baker Street tube station when from across the road I saw that same tree I had seen the week prior, the one with the blue flowers.
I had to get some photos.
Making a detour, I headed right instead of left. It was a difficult bloom to photograph so I was lost in thought while snapping shots when someone interrupted me.
"Wow. These are beautiful!"
I spun around to see a well-dressed business man in his 50's.
"Yes, I love them. I don't know what the tree is, but I love it."
"I'm also going to take some pictures, for my wife...she will love this."
So the two of us were standing there on the sidewalk of a very busy street photographing this beautiful tree. Me and the successful business man.
Snap, snap snap.
"Thank you so much for noticing this tree and stopping to photograph it. I never would have noticed how beautiful it is unless you had done so. I would have walked right past. So thank you."
I was taken back by the sincerity, really. "Uh, you're welcome."
He gets a call on the phone he's taking the pictures with. He accepts the call and leaves, walking and talking hurriedly...somewhere important to be.
Which is hopefully home, with his happy wife.