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.
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
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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
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.
Pictures taken at Kew Gardens, knotted wisteria, by me
Quotes via Google
Another visit to my favourite garden.
Every time I explore different areas.
As it is so big, I never run out of finding beauties of nature.
This time I found
the making of a pinecone
A really funny shaped very small bloom:
(I don’t know all the botanical names, as my eyes are bigger than my memory)
One of my favourite grasses
Another pretty little thing – a hanging flower
One of Kew’s famous lizards
a tall proud multi coloured beauty
and another hanging blue miracle
‘Then God said, “Let the land produce vegetation: seed-bearing plants and trees on the land that bear fruit with seed in it, according to their various kinds.” And it was so. 12 The land produced vegetation: plants bearing seed according to their kinds and trees bearing fruit with seed in it according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good. ‘ Genesis 1,11
All pictures taken at Kew Gardens by me.
Green is the colour of nature.
The colour of Mother Nature
The colour of Life and energy.
It symbolizes growth, harmony, freshness, and fertility.
Green has strong emotional correspondence with safety.
Dark green is also commonly associated with money.
…. just look at these different greens….
so many shades
and many different shapes and textures.
Green is relaxing for me, it feels warm, yet fresh.
However I do not have many outfits in green.
Do you love green?
What is your favourite colour?
Pictures taken by me at Kew Gardens
Another wonderful day in Kew Gardens.
Please walk with me through the
Prince of Wales Conservatory
There are Orchids
There are meat eating plants
There are waterfalls
Floating Baking trays….
Amazing plants and colours
I can’t get enough of the natures variety and beautiful displays.
Hope you enjoy the small tour. Soak it up and relax!
Wishing all a relaxing weekend!
All pictures taken by me at Kew Gardens.
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