Saturday, February 27, 2016

Cold trip to Kew

Down south today it's cold... the wind is blowing from the north east and it's dull too.. but the orchids are only at Kew for another week after today so I wanted another look..
I know you've seen them before but I tried to get different angles and closer where possible..

 I still love the fluffy tops of the display.. such gorgeous colours

 close up of the air plants from a different part of the display
 I was lucky enough to be one of the first in the glass house so the pathways were deserted still
and they'd just finished watering the orchids which is why the paths are wet

 One day I will treat myself to a proper macro lens, for now this is as close as I can get.

 back round to the main display in the pond, before braving the cold outside again...

 spring is coming, but it doesn't feel very springlike today!
and "my" fountain was back on again, just  a shame the sun wasn't out to bounce off the water droplets.

 amazing tree trunk shapes..
hellebores in full flower , shame they hide their faces downwards so you have to pick them up to see them (probably not supposed to do this!)
 carpets of crocus

 peaking through the Henry Moore statue to the grasses at the end of the lake
 more tree trunks
 magnolias forcing their way open..

 and carpets of daffodils...
amazing how bending down completely changes the perspective...

so that was Kew today, hope you enjoyed it again!  I hope it's warmer next time I go!!


Angela Curror said...

Love the way the orchids seem to hang down drip-like from the arch. Gorgeous colours and varieties of orchids - and lovely to see such quantities of spring flowers too.

Lin said...

beautiful beautiful piccies Helen..the flowers are gorgeous and I love the tree trunks!!

Claire said...

Hi Helen, beautiful photos - soooo love those fluffy type thingys, their colours are just stunning :-)

Lesley Ebdon said...

Wonderful photos Helen, the orchids are so beautiful! I loved the gnarled tree trunks too and the helibores.......the one thing my garden has in common with Kew, lol!

Lesley Xx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

On the off chance I had missed something while I was forced offline due to both my old, nearly dead computer and my slow internet that had to be reset, I decided to see if I had missed anything. It's obvious I have.

Although the orchids are extremely lovely and many are unique, I am really in love with the air plants, because I used to have two of them. They are stunning, especially the way you photographed them.

I'm so glad I stopped by because the spring flowers, including the daffodils are simply stunning.