I headed off to Kew again this morning with the promise of a warm day ahead... by the time I got to the gates my jumper had come off and I ended up carrying it for the rest of the day..
(I can't wait for May and the start of the early members opening again)
it's called the Sun, apparently, but reminds me of someone on a bad hair day!
The fountain was on, and the sun was shining, so I headed round the pond first, to catch it - you all know how much I love the fountain when it's in full spray with the sun on it!
standing looking down the Broad Walk through the glass.
however, we're not going that way yet,
as I had walked in, behind the Palm House I had seen towering trees covered in blossom,
so we're heading round the back of the Palm House through the Rose Garden
and there was plenty of it!
they've planted a load of trees round the edge of the Rose Garden, (we saw them last week) which are in full flower!
we're heading over there at the back!
(as I write this, I realise I didn't go inside the Palm House today!)
I snuck one of this lady and her daughter, I've seen them before
you can just see her head over the blossom
I just wish you could get a bit closer, but (rightly) they are roped off to stop (children/photographers) trampling them!
well a little bit carried away, possibly!
he was behind a bench but as I peeked over I disturbed him..
and climbed the stairs
You can walk through this one, it has like a kind of tunnel through it where the branches have grown.. good view out!
stopped to lie down and snap some daffodils..
I shared some pics on facebook whilst I was there and people have said it reminds them of jelly, or jelly babies.
they look more like inflated bags to me, but I think it is stunning and absolutely love it
I do get the jelly thing though (cubes of raw jelly not yet dissolved. totally get it, and now I want some!)
yes, jelly-like in this one!
I love the light bouncing of the ends of the spikes.
after coffee and cake I headed back past the Palm House......
this week's cake is a new one on offer, upside down pineapple and coconut.... nice!
they seem to be failing to make their coffee very hot though, it was lukewarm before long. (it was free though, as I had filled my members loyalty card - buy 8 drinks, get your 9th free)
love that he is still there..
haven't seen one here for months, although this is where I very first saw them.
Despite looking carefully everywhere else I've seen them before, there were no more around. No-one to ask about them either.
it was SO humid in there today, I decided not to stay too long
not seen these before, presumably not come this way at the right time of flowering
they're so pretty though.
more people being photographed under the blossoms.
the wildflower meadow is growing up - although only daisies at present -
it's beautiful though.
Kew Palace with another huge flowering tree!
just love the ice cream colours in this one.
(nearly stopped for one, but there was a long queue)
this was a fabulous tree
stripey leaves (down on ground again)
this was going to be it, but there was a bed of pale pink tulips shimmering just behind this, so
thanks for joining me again.