Most of the UK has been gripped in snow this week. Whilst where I am hasn't had too much, there was enough (plenty for me on a day to day basis!)
But, I was thrilled to be able to get to Kew today before the snow disappears - it is thawing quite rapidly "down south" - I have wanted to be able to visit Kew in the snow for I don't know how long! So it really is, a bucket list item ticked off. I took over 200 photos and it's going to be hard to leave some out!
This is walking past Kew Green on my way round to the Victoria Gate entrance (I was early so had time to go the long way round)
By the time I left a bit over 3 hours later, this was all green!
Headed for the Palm House view first...
and the pond, where there were huge frozen areas, just the middle bit free from ice
(these aren't my foot prints)
I decided to head in the other direction where it was more likely to be snowier, if that is a proper word!
strange little snow bombs in the grass
oh well, I'll head to the lake then... that will be pretty.
the ducks were walking on the ice...
there were a few more people here, enjoying the birds
this is zingiber spectabile and one I did manage to photograph in the mist!!
had actually headed off towards the POW and to see the orchids, when I looked back, and realised something I hadn't noticed...
so dashed back again...
and I see, when I downloaded the photos, Icicles!!
wow, thank you if you have managed to stay the course to enjoy these photos with me - I really really enjoyed it today!!