Category Archives: Beauty

Kew Gardens 8th Smile

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Kew – a destination always worth it.

When ever you go,

it is exciting.

Every time there are different plants blooming,

there are more plants to discover and

I can practice and take pictures with my new phone camera.

You can never get tired of this beautiful Garden.

Some close ups

Please click on the individual photo to enlarge,

All photos taken by me at Kew Gardens.

 

 

Kew Gardens 7th Smile

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On a beautiful day another visit to Kew Gardens.

There is currently

an exhibition of Dale Chihuly‘s Glass Art in the midst of all plants.

It was a brilliant day with so much to see.

It started off with this amazing glass art sculpture.

While you walk around with me

you see his radiant colours of those glass art pieces

in the midst of plants in Kew.

They fit in so well.

Please click on the individual photo to enlarge,

All photos taken by me at Kew Gardens.

 

New Phone Camera

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I have a new phone and therefore a new camera.

My phone is my camera.

In my garden I have a Maracuja plant which was first in my kitchen

and as the weather was better I took it out in the garden.

The next day there was nothing left of it,

all leaves had been eaten and just a little stem was left.

Whoever has eaten it, I hope it was a delicious feast.

Well I decided to take it back indoors and now I can see a very little shoot coming.

I took a picture with my new Huawai Phone zoomed in 6x.

On the bottom right on the picture you can see another shoot developing.

This is not really visible with the naked eye.

Only through the camera shot I noticed it.

I am impressed with this new camera /phone.

Today is …… #31

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…. a day to be grateful.

I received some plants from a friend’s garden and added them to mine.

They were grateful and started to bloom.

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And this little one visited

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I am grateful to the beautiful plants who give me

pleasure and happiness in return.

I love sitting in my little garden to rest and enjoy all plants!

Before and after

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A very long time ago,

probably 40 years ago, I received a plant from my friend.

We called it Waxplant – Hoya

Since then it has grown very slowly but steady.

Every year it blooms.

For the first time I actually saw how the buds open.

Fascinating the way they open up.

This time I captured it on camera.

Before :

After:

The flowers are highly scented specially in the evening.

 

Today is …# 26 – a day to travel – Trip to Hohen Urach – Germany

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On  a beautiful sunny day

I visited the Ruins of “Hohen Urach“,

above the town “Bad Urach”.

built as a castle, later used as a prison, then destroyed.

It plays part of the interesting local history.

We used to go up when I was a child.

Recently we revisited the ruins with a picnic up there.

A steep walk through forest, we arrived on this very unspoiled spot.

No shops, no cars, it is beautiful.

See for yourself:

 

 

Well worth a visit, take a picnic and

enjoy the scenery and the peace.

Garden changes

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Inspired by Sally’s Blog – My beautiful things,

I really wanted to do my own Boody Garden.

I bought plants which should last a while and added my broken pottery.

 

As it looks now

 

I had some remaining bits

and I had to move my Parsley,

so I planted them into my old drawer.

Hopefully the Parsley comes again like last year.

 

It was so pleasant outside.

Sitting in the garden

listening to the  birds

is a wonderful recharge!