Kew Gardens 26th Smile

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My wonderful Kew is always worth a visit.

We spent time in the Waterlily House first

with its wonderful variety of Lilies and plants.

See the huge Mimosa plant in the back… wow
My favourite Lilies

We watched a dragonfly bathing in the sun.

Photograpy is so interesting

I tried some ICM – Intentional Camera Movement- Pictures of different motives.

The Hive

Designed by UK based artist Wolfgang Buttress, The Hive is a visual tribute to Britain’s honeybees. Originally created for the UK Pavilion at the 2015 Milan Expo, it now lives in our Gardens at Kew – surrounded by wildflowers to celebrate the environments that real bees need to thrive.

My ICM attempts

Trying out the camera with water drops


More Lilies in the outside water pond


Pumpkins in the kitchen garden


Nature does not hurry, 
yet everything is accomplished.
 Lao Tzu

We loved Kew so much; It was sunset when we left.

All pictures taken by me in Kew Gardens, except the focused Hive picture - from Google.

21 responses »

  1. Thank you for taking us on this beautiful walk through the Waterlily House and the Kitchen Garden at Kew. Loving your photography and the images of the waterlily blossoms are so special! I need to look up ICM – I don’t think I have heard of it, before albeit I believe I must have seen pictures taken with this technique, before.

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