Saturday, March 12, 2016

A bit gloomy, but Kew is still beautiful...

I've been waking to foggy, misty mornings for the last couple of days, but today was promised to be bright after a dull start.. no prizes for guessing where I was headed for

 walking across Kew Bridge over the Thames, the rowers are busy on the river.. and it still looked a little misty..
 waiting at the entrance for opening time, the view across Kew Green,
 inside and the sun is threatening to come out...
 lots of work underway
gorgeous tree patterns again
 love the peeling bark on the paper birch
 orchid left over from the exhibition - being dismantled now.
 pretty carpet of blue flowers - delicate little tri-petalled things- in the woodland garden
unfurling magnolia..
 hellebore

 another hellebore
witch hazel
 daffodils...

 the fountain is back on and the sun is still trying to come out!
the flowering cherry isn't, yet!  (flowering, that is!  )
 inside the Palm House for some warmth, the large ferns reaching towards the roof, made me decide to climb the steps to see them from above
 love the metal shapes of the walkway and stairs

 peeking between the stairs across the Palm House
back outside and more hellebores
and some mud-spattered crocus




once again the lift was closed for maintenance so it was climbing up the stairs of the Treetop Walkway.  Always love the contradiction between the rusting metal and the trees

but at least the sky was now blue!
 more magnolia blooms,
 although lots of them seem damaged, not sure if it's frost or wind and rain.
 and more carpets of daffodils.
thanks for looking, off for a snooze now!  

10 comments:

Hazel Agnew said...

Another fabulous tour, thanks Helen....love the hellebores! X

Caz said...

How beautiful!! Surprised the blossom's not out yet as we have one across the road that's just flowering and we're usually behind as we're not as warm as you!!

Caz said...

How beautiful!! Surprised the blossom's not out yet as we have one across the road that's just flowering and we're usually behind as we're not as warm as you!!

Angela Curror said...

Thank you very much for the tour. Love those big palm leaves. Enjoy your snooze.

sam21ski said...

Great photos as usual, love those close ups of the white metal structures xx

craftimamma said...

Lovely tour round Helen. Our magnolia is only just in bud so way behind your neck of the woods. It took the sun a while to come out here today but was a very mild morning.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Etsuko Noguchi said...

Fabulous Kew tour Helen, Thank you beautiful pics. I agree with Hazel, Love the Hellebores!! xx

Lin said...

Brilliant piccies again Helen...did anyone else see the face in the magnolia on the right lol!! loving the trees and the old brickwork x

Jacqui Brocklehurst said...

I lurve these pictures and I finally managed to follow your blog.! It's fab ! ( gave up trying to connect from my Wordpress that you have been so encouraging on but got here eventually )

pearshapedcrafting said...

A fabulous look around Kew - I wonder when I will get to see it for myself -it's been on 'the list' for years! Hugs, Chrisx