so, on the hottest day of the year, what do you do... why you go to Kew of course...
was quite restrained today though
which I love
I love this one in the sun
it was nice and cool in the dark!
today's cake - a new one to try - chocolate ombre cake (appealed to the crafter in me) - light chocolate sponge with a yummy chocolate filling in the middle...
these pretty little pink flowers are
I was looking mainly for Chinese Water Dragons of course, because 30 degree heat outside wasn't hot enough, had to come in for higher temps!
they grow rapidly in the humid atmosphere
I cut through a tunnel under the upper level to the main area (where the sloth was) and whilst I was taking this, hanging from above somewhere, I saw....
sitting on a wall of the pond (the mangroves in the background)
lotus flower sitting on the water
watched the ice cream hut.... yep, had to have one!
after I had my ice cream, I headed across the grass (in the shade where possible as it was now mid-day plus some and very hot)
variety is Whirlwind Dark Blue.. fyi!
the taller ones in the middle are I think cannas.
I had had enough now and was melting so headed for home
had a faff with the trains due to signalling problems - English transport doesn't cope with extremes of weather of hot/wet/cold/windy!
but home ok in the end... today's photo count only 192 - the heat got to me - but hope you enjoyed them!