This morning was distinctly cool... but the sun was rising in the sky as I set off for the station and my regular walk at Kew....The early morning openings only last till the end of September, so need to make the most of it! As you know, I love it when it's so quiet at 8 in the morning; and today, the light was just beautiful.. There was quite a crowd at the gates with me today.
Sit back, and enjoy!
Early sun in the sky, but there's a shadow over the beds.
it was too wet (from dew) to kneel down to get a closer look, sadly.
For now, I am playing shadows with the Henry Moore...
it was a popular choice though, there were several other photographers out too..
Shadows, reflections and swans abound! I got carried away..
having reached the top of the lake, I cut across the grass (which was thick, lush and soaking wet with dew, and was seeping through my boots...)
so that I could head to the wooded area where the bluebells are...
I had an idea that I might catch some wildlife, but the rays of sun bursting thorough the trees caught my attention, and made it a magical diversion.
LOVE this shot!
(I was expecting the Tardis to land, mind you!)
I did hear some birds, but they were hidden from sight...
i spoke to a grandmother here, who had her 2 grandchildren in the buggy with her, who I'd chatted to at the gate when we were waiting to go in, about how lovely the fountain is, she was agreeing.
I told her it is my favourite spot in Kew.
once again there was someone meditating in the Hive so I left them to it (English reserve prevented me entering)
and as they were growing in a bed along the path I could kneel right down to look at the sun shining through the petals.
so I headed round the back of the Rock Garden to the Family Beds...
No sign of her today.
a stunning morning, I hope you'll agree!