As the seasons change – Kew Garden does too. We went to the Japanese Festival in Kew.
God's beauty never ends.
We just need to take time to open our eyes to see it,
to feel it and to experience all it can be.
Laura D Field
In the Temperate house we saw Art work
‘A thousand Springs’ from Chiharu Shiota.
5000 Haikus – in Japanese – referencing nature – suspended on red threads
while listening to beautiful music by a Japanese composer.
5000 Haiku suspended in a web of red threads
The Chalk Garden was a mixture of chalky English limestone and beautiful Japanese planting.
We saw colours with Bonsai Trees
I’ll leave you with a Japanese proverb
One who smiles
rather than rages
is always stronger.
Wishing everyone a great weekend !
Another trip to Kew Gardens – this time I found lovely different shapes in the plants. We walked through the rainforest, grasses and admired another beautiful open waterlily.
Never lose an opportunity
of seeing something beautiful,
for beauty is God's handwriting.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
God was very creative making wonderful shapes for us to admire.
Aloe – spiral soft long thin grass in the wind long – titan arum just amazing….
We saw a fruit in different stages
God gave us eyes
to see the beauty of nature
to see the beauty in each other.
This time in Kew Gardens I admired the flowers and learnt some Photography tips from my Photographer friend I went with.
I learnt to focus on the flower with a blurry background. This was even possible with my Mobile phone camera and I was so happy that this worked well.
Please click on the individual picture to enlarge it. I’m proud how the pictures came out.
This little fellow fell on my trousers while we had lunch under an Oak tree.
He was not even 1 cm long.
We passed a fascinating tree, a Maritime Pine which did not grow straight. The bark was smoother on one side and really rugged on the other.
Maritime Pine not growing straight, and view up
We stayed so long we nearly needed a lantern home….
A sweet friendship refreshes the soul. Proverbs 27:9
A new day – a new visit to my favourite Kew Gardens
A walk with a friend through Kew, drinking in the many beautiful colours of plants, I don’t remember the names of.
Here a collage of the beautiful mix.
There are some Eucalytus trees, it fascinated me that there are blooms, fruits and unripe fruits on the same tree at the same time.
blooms fruits unripe fruits Kew surprises me every time.
Sometimes …. just spending some quality time with good friends is the only therapy you need.
The Waterlily house is open again, hurray, of course with limited amount of people going in at a time.
Some close ups:
The Rose Garden was amazing, all roses blooming and giving their wonderful scent to us.
I found some beautiful coloured flowers, which I thought need a bit of ironing…only joking 🙂 The crumbly look made them even more special, they were rather delicate in both colours.
A special playful large scale bench waited for us to simply sit, relax and smell the planted circle of rock roses in the middle and enjoy nature.
New growth coming form every tree, and plant. I always love to see growth.
Every time I visit I find different plants, flowers and enjoy nature more than ever. It pushes happiness button every time and makes me grateful to live in such a wonderful world.
Heaven is under our feet as well as over our head.
It has been a long time since visiting Kew Gardens.
Yesterday I visited it again during the day with glorious sunshine,
as it is open for the grounds only.
Everything is starting to bud and grow.
Enzian Pagoda Japanese Garden Monkey Puzzle tree Monkey Puzzle tree
The Monkey Puzzle tree is among the top ten species in need of conservation.
It is such a beautiful tree.
Kew Gardens never disappoints, a true oasis.
We had such a wonderful time walking the grounds.
Enjoy nature and smile with your whole being.
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
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
Early darkness invites to many lights.
With Christmas coming up
what is better to combine light with Christmas
and start the Christmas season in the big garden.
My favourite new flowers in Kew!
There were light shows with music, laser light pictures projected on a screen of a water fountain, green laser lights with fog, amazing displays of colourful lights, a whole field of lights changing colour with the rhythm of the music and much more. Too much to capture everything on camera. Of course there was mulled wine and hot chocolate too!
I did capture it all in my memory!
Please click on the picture to enlarge them.
All pictures taken by me at Kew Gardens.