Tag Archives: beauty

Picture of the Week #39

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What a beautiful house from the 17th century in my village in Germany.

It was renovated in 2015 to it’s original glory.

Food for thought

Always remember to forget the things 
that made you sad,
but never forget to remember the things 
that made you glad.
Keep  your happy memories close!

Hall Place

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Recently we found another lovely oasis

called Hall Place.

A dear friend gave me some photograpy tips

and I am rather proud of this picture.

Hall Place is a historic house with 500 year history from 1537

surrounded with a garden.

It has the Queen’s Beasts, enormous heraldic animal topiary

planted in 1953 in celebration of the coronation of HM Queen Elizabeth II.

Beautifully cut

It has a Rose Garden

Pollinators were still very busy

We saw beautiful butterflies in the Butterfly House

Please click on the pictures to enlarge them.

The greatest gift of the garden
is the restoration 
of our 5 senses.

Hanna Rion

Hyde Hall – Take 2

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Again I went with my lovely friend to

Hyde Hall Garden as there was a Flowershow.

I totally loved it again. (see last post here)

Now in August, other flowers bloome,d

the sun was shining, a summer breeze in our hair…

What colours…
I love grasses

Some close ups with my Canon Camera

Bees were pollinating.

Plants make people happy !

We had a wonderful day, we were very happy in this garden.

A garden is not a place
but a journey.

I leave you with a sea of Echinaceas

Wishing you a wonderful Summer !

BE YOU – a Poem

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BE YOU

Be like water, keep flowing along,
Be like the wind, blowing soft or strong,
Be like the earth - nurturing, healing,
Be like the sky - open, revealing,
Be like the fire burning bright,
Be like the sun, bringing warmth and light.
Above all, be YOU

This beautiful poem

was written

by my

friend Birgit.

You can find Birgit’s

website here

and Facebook here

I love that poem and got permission to share it here.

Hyde Hall

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A wonderful friend invited me to

Hyde Hall Garden

It has themed gardens like

Cottage Garden, Modern Country Garden,

Dry Garden, Rose Garden and more.

Country Garden

Now in June/July everything is blooming,

such a joy to walk through gardens.

We had a wonderful time and took many photos.

Please sit with me on the bench and enjoy the beauty!

Rest awhile,
take in the beauty that surrounds you.
A beautiful garden
is a haven of happiness.

Please click on the pictures to enlarge them.

He who plants a garden
plants happiness.
Richard Cell

Are you enjoying a garden in July?

Spring is in the Air

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My dear friends,

thank you for all your prayers and good wishes

I am honoured to have such wonderful friends.

I feel much better and

I am back at work, taking it easy though.

Walking to work,

I see little daffodills trying to come through.

What a joy to see.

I can hear birds singing and chirping,

What a joy to hear.

I am very grateful to be able to experience the first signs of Spring.

Nature brings new life and is healing.

Enjoying these little beauties make me feel happy.

Do you have any signs of Spring where you live?

 

My Christmas cactus

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Last year in December I bought a Christmas Cactus as a gift for someone.

Before I could give it, all buds fell off so I kept it.

Over Spring Summer and Autumn I left it outside in the garden.

In September I noticed that it is forming many buds.

When it got colder in November I took it in.

Watching it every day with joy the buds got bigger.

Today is a very happy day!

They are opening:

 

 

What wonderful display, a beautiful red!

I am so overjoyed.

 

Flowers do make the world laugh!

Kew Gardens Virtual Smile

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Kew Gardens

my favourite garden has been closed due to the circumstances.

I miss going there so much.

They have now re -opened with limited visitors going in

and you have to book a time slot.

Unfortunately I have to take the train to get there and

I am not quite prepared to do that just yet.

So I went through my pictures from previous visits

and enjoyed a stroll through.

Here is what I found:

(pictures previously not published, taken by me in Kew Gardens)

 

Something Red

… it does say Red Dragon…..  🙂

Something yellow

Something pink

and something smelly

Yes, it was really smelly. What an amazing plant.

Hope you enjoyed my little walk through time, colours and the garden.

 

Please click on the pictures to enlarge them.

Pictures are from visits during the last 2 years.

 

Kew Gardens 10th Smile

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Kew – Indonesian Orchid Festival …

by night.

As last year Kew Gardens had Orchid Festival.

This time all Orchids come from Indonesia.

New this year was for me :

I got a slot for Orchids by night.

A different experience which was fantastic.

Not only I see all Orchids

submersed in different lights

also there were Indonesian dancers, music,

food tasters (we had a great Indonesian soup and Ginger Tea)

and a wonderful atmosphere.

Enjoy some of the pictures I took.

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A great visit

I will I go by day again soon.

All photos taken by me at Kew Gardens.