Well it had to be done... back to see the orchids. Once again, quite a crowd at the gate waiting to get in at 10.
I really like this turtle
I love the Kew version too. Having seen how baby Maya walks, the pose is perfect!
I now I shared some of these same plants last week but I also know that some I took weren't as focused as they could have been so was trying again
I can never resist taking their photos
I liked it anyway
there is a one way system in operation so I couldn't double back round again
I went down to look at the orchids underneath him
too much light really so they are silhouetted
I presume they are hand made... wouldn't have fancied that job!
I could hear either the robins or the wrens that live in there, and something did fly across in front of me, but the photo I grabbed wasn't focuses, I think it must have been a wren as i couldn't see any red... it dashed off though so no chance for another attempt to take a picture
always love a lichen covered branch
time for ultra close ups
time for more close ups of patterns
ok back to crocus
started with rhododendrons
proved hard to photograph!
and a change from the purple!
stems in a pot, cut back. nice patterns again
I would have loved to have lain down and taken some at ground level, but it was too muddy
some feathers... something's come a cropper!!
Thanks very much for coming with me again - South Western Railway are advertising more strike action so I am not sure if this will affect me next weekend yet... fingers crossed it isn't back to the bus!