As I got off the train however....
the camera fought with me to take pictures
the pansies are growing well
the label says it's an Austrian Pine
I walked across
heading for the Japanese Garden - my friend had told me that it was looking lovely again without the Chihuly, nice though they had been!
I walked along the outside though
I don't seem to have taken any pictures inside on my camera, just this one on my phone - which I shared on Facebook, saying how empty it looked #noChihuly
(I think they call this Syon Vista but I could be wrong)
I walked across towards the gallery, but it was still closed for whatever is coming inside next...
so stopped for a look
was just wowing everyone
I went up to the Waterlily House, but it has been emptied of everything for cleaning and overwintering elsewhere
the sun had gone now, and it was feeling chilly
No sign of any water dragons on my first circuit...
the tall tree at the side of the alpine house
for a last bit of colour -
a few seedheads
Once again, lots of pictures, I couldn't bear to leave them out.
what a great day - well, morning, (it was only just 1pm) the weather was much better than I'd expected. thanks for looking!