Sunday, October 23, 2011

Another Crisp sunny day at Kew!

Yesterday morning, after my brother, sister-in-law and I had organised the flowers for Mum's funeral on Friday I took myself off to Kew Gardens again. 

The day was sunny but crisp - in fact a perfect October Autumn day.  I arrived at the sort of time I normally leave - 11am - but because of that, though it was busier with people, it was more beautiful - especially yesterday - the sun was higher in the sky (blue sky!) and it was GLORIOUS.  I went through 2 and a half rolls of 36 exposure films (I may go digital some time, honest!) 

The trees are turning gorgeous colours, but with the sun shining bright through the leaves, they looked fabulous - the greens really zinged!!   Here are some of my favourites.

this is one of my absolute favourites for months - the sun was right overhead the end of the Palm House entrance and I love the way it is shining through, throwing the building almost into silhouette.

Hope I get to go again soon to get the colous at their peak, but we'll see!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

1st Oct - HOT HOT HOT at Kew

Wow, yesterday continued HOT and very un-October like! I decided to take a couple of hours at Kew before visiting Mum in the hospital again. 

Turns out the trains were only on half the normal service (engineering works!) but still.... glorious - TOO hot for me in fact, I don't like it!!  But I wanted to see the start of the autumn colour as Kew have been tweeting about the changing colours, so off I went.

 Love the light at this time of year - these were all taken between 9.30 and 11 in the morning when I left. Dappled sunlight, dew on the grass, and then bright bright sunshine!
The trees are only just turning, but some of them were beautiful.

Looking lush inside the Palm House, too!
What a blue sky!
Missed the best of Kew's sunflowes - must ask my neighbour if I can photograph his - there are some stunners downstairs!

And it was bright enough to take these from outside the Princess of Wales glasshouse.

Hope to get back again soon, when the leaves will probably be better!