When I was at Kew Gardens last time
I was fascinated by the fern growing.
The way it unrolls itself, looking like an ammonite first…
each stem …..
then each little side branch unrolls separately
with more leaves unrolling.
Everything unrolls slowly to perfection,
all in good time.
Nature is fascinating.
Adopt the pace of nature.
Her secret is patience.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
all pictures taken by me at Kew Gardens.
‘He has made everything beautiful in it’s time.’
and to bring the beauty from all over the world,
Kew Gardens is celebrating the Orchid Festival until March 10th.
It really is a festival of colours, sounds and beauty.
This year there are Orchids
from the world’s most biodiverse county: Colombia.
Breathtaking displays of orchids,
a sweet smell,
accompanied with Colombian music,
even the cacti have hats on….
Let me take you through with this donkey:
Animals made include a toucan, a swimming turtle…..
and a life sized Jaguar
There are 1000’s species of orchids,
different colours, different sizes.
Enjoy the show:
Please click on the individual photo to enlarge.
All photos taken by me at Kew Gardens.
If you look the right way,
you can see that
the whole world is a garden.
~ Frances Hodgson Burnett ~
A beautiful view at Kew Gardens on a slight frozen pond.
Nature is fascinating!
picture taken by me at Kew Garden
A cold day in Kew Gardens and so many things to see:
The Temperate house is home to an internationally important collection of temperate zone plants, including some of the rarest and most threatened.
It is the largest Victorian glasshouse in the world.
As a Listed Grade 1 building, it has been restored to its new glory and re opened in May 2018.
Walk with me and enjoy the rare and beautiful plants.
Giant citrus fruit
Click on the individual picture to enlarge.
Each plant showing off its beauty in different ways.
There is a spiral staircase to walk up along the Gallery.
The view is fantastic, and the sun was shining.
On my way out I passed the gift shop and found some lovely Bamboo socks.
I couldn’t resist.
I’ll be back at Kew very soon!
all pictures taken by me at Kew Garden
The most beautiful things in life are not things.
They are people and places and memories and pictures.
They are feelings and moments and smiles and laughter.
Picture taken by me at Kew Gardens