Saturday, April 18, 2015

When it's Spring Again...

...I'll bring again,  Tulips from Amsterdam Kew , The forecast for today was sunny but with a keen cold wind... they weren't wrong there.. luckily most of the time I was at Kew I was sheltered from the wind.  So. tulips you say... I can oblige there. I took 150 photos today, so this will be a photo heavy post (not all of them though I promise!)
outside one of the eatery places!
 the Parterre outside the Palm House, looking splendid.. 2 weeks ago when I was here, there was barely a bloom out, certainly none of the tulips.  I got a bit carried away here... will let the beauty speak for itself..

 I was talking to a lady also taking photos here, and said how I'd love to take a shot from above.. no low-flying aircraft to hand,  but I did have an idea...

I went into the Palm House and up the stairs to the walk way round the top... the humidity misters were going full pelt so the windows had all misted up, but I wiped the water away.. not bad, not really what I hoped for, but not bad!
 back down on ground floor, this is a new feature for this year, all done in tulips and hyacinth again, had all bloomed since I was here 2 weeks ago. Hope you can read the info, it was easier to do this than try and remember it all!

 inside the Waterlily house, recently re-opened for the season (last time I was here) showing signs of new growth in the pond

 back outside, took these narcissus, planted in tubs along the Palm House Lake and on the steps outside the Palm House, looking beautiful against the sky (lots of crouching!)

Taken whilst I was climbing down the stairs in the Palm House, love the wrought iron staircase.
 palm trunk

 walking round the lake, snapped this robin - thank goodness for autofocus!! am thrilled with this, thought I'd missed him. (or her)
 magnolia still looking good
 flowering cherry, beautiful

 Walking through late narcissus, trying to find the fritillery, that Kew had put on their FB page, meant to be loads, but didn't find the right paths obviously!

 this branch was bare 2 weeks ago too
 laid full stretch on the grass for this one - good job it's been very dry!
 and outside the Princess of Wales glasshouse, more of the same tulips as the Palm House, but loved them against the shapes of the POW glass

 angles and repeating patterns
 weeds, but so pretty!
 more magnolia - nearly at the gate to go home now!

no idea what this one is, but it's a huge big shrub right by the entrance
knobbly trees, for a bit of relief from all the "frou frou".
and loved this Himalayan Birch.

wow, that was a marathon - hope you're still with me!


sam21ski said...

Wowser I don't think I've ever seen so many tulips and certainly not in that many colours. No wonder you love going, something different is flourishing every time you go.

As always, tfs your lovely photos.

Hazel Agnew said...

Love everything, especially the peeling birch bark! Colours are fabulous Helen! X

snazzyoriginal said...

Beautiful photos as always. Thanks for allowing another vicarious trip to Kew x

Angela Curror said...

Gorgeous photos - Kew is a lot further ahead than Coombe Wood!

Sarah Dunkley said...

Fab post hunni. Stunning pics! X

Claire said...

Beautiful photos - especially love the first photo of those red and yellow tulips, they are beautiful! Xx

craftimamma said...

What a lovely post to see now I've finally got online today! Wonderful photos again Helen and I absolutely adore tulips so your photos of them are a real treat. I love the mauve and white ones together. That peeling bark is amazing!

Thanks for sharing.

Lesley Xx