Saturday, May 31, 2014

A glimpse of sun...

.. took me back to Kew this morning.  It didn't last long, so I didn't stay... And I discovered towards the end of my walk round the gardens, I'd still got my camera set to 'close up' mode so these aren't very good photos...I'll just share a few! I couldn't face re-tracing my steps to take them again!

 rhododendrons in a little glade...




I was looking for the summer feature "barefoot walk" which I eventually found - shut due to the recent rains -obviously too muddy!
 but this lovely fellow displayed for me - love how he blends into the greenery with the pond behind his feathers.

He turned his backside to me, how very rude, lol!!

The Pagoda - recently re-opened after refurbishment but there's an extra charge to go up,  even for members; and 253 steps it warns you at the bottom... so no, I didn't!!!
 Another of their summer features is the Healing Giant - a wooden structure cut to the shape of a human body, filled with various plants that are used for healing the part of the body they're planted in, if you see what I mean

 loved these bottles, they'd look good altered, don't you think....
The Temperate House, closed for major refurbishment, emptied of all but the largest of leaf ferns - you can peak inside the main door, but the photos I took due to my wrong setting, haven't come out well at all!
 hmmm ...me-thinks the slope in front needs weeding... they looked really bright and happy though!
 it was here I discovered my setting error, when I went to put the camera on close up to get these flowers...
 and the rose garden in front (or at the back of, strictly speaking!) the Palm House, were smelling glorious!

so there you go... a lovely walk through wet grass (we did have a lot of rain didn't we, this week!) wet boots (found the seam is coming apart too on one, time for a new pair I think!)

Come with me again, soon, won't you?!

5 comments:

margaret said...

Lovely pics Helen like the beautiful orange rose. Hope to get to Kew later this year, illness has stopped me going to my daughters so far this year but treatment should be over by July so fingers crossed!!!!

Lesley Edmonds said...

Thank you for taking me back to Kew Helen. Great pics as always. No sun here!

Lin said...

Wow Helen stunning piccies..that peacock wow wow wow those colours!!! absolutely gorgeous flowers and the piccie of temperate house is lovely!! may have to come with you one day!!

sam21ski said...

Fab photos as usual and a lovely walk through Kew, I'd not of known you'd of had your camera on the wrong setting. Love the last photo, the colour of the rose is stunning.

Sam xxx

isisimaginings.com said...

Terrific photos Helen, the roses look lovely. The healing garden sounds very interesting.