Headed to Kew by bus today (mixture of engineering works AND a strike!) but boy was it worth it.
This is going to be a very photo heavy post. settle down. you may need to send out for refreshments.
No leaves on the tree, just these
spotted the Kew logo on a large terracotta pot
and took a few photos - they are really large sketches
once again I got carried away
half of the tree is less red and more orangey yellow
but it was time for coffee and cake
it was mild enough in the sun to sit outside and enjoy the view
the "reflection" side features the line "they shall not grow old as we that are left grow old - I couldn't get it all in one picture close enough to read it all
there were people sitting on the other side "hope" so I couldn't read the full quote - will try again next time
but I did sit and test it out for a few moments.
phone selfie so rubbish!
tiny white funghi towards the end of the path
they'd win at Statues, every time!
as I was taking photos, someone pointed out ....
it was the young one.
for some reason, my camera played up and most of the pictures are blurry
they've started putting in the Christmas display - huge globe-like architectural display, at the foot of which are benches
can't wait to see them
the sun was high above the Palm House so casting great silhouettes of the plants inside
and from this side this tree is stunning reflecting in the water
phew, are you still here? mammoth post sorry, (not sorry) it was too brilliant to leave much out..