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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!

Kew Gardens 26th Smile

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My wonderful Kew is always worth a visit.

We spent time in the Waterlily House first

with its wonderful variety of Lilies and plants.

See the huge Mimosa plant in the back… wow
My favourite Lilies

We watched a dragonfly bathing in the sun.

Photograpy is so interesting

I tried some ICM – Intentional Camera Movement- Pictures of different motives.

The Hive

Designed by UK based artist Wolfgang Buttress, The Hive is a visual tribute to Britain’s honeybees. Originally created for the UK Pavilion at the 2015 Milan Expo, it now lives in our Gardens at Kew – surrounded by wildflowers to celebrate the environments that real bees need to thrive.

My ICM attempts

Trying out the camera with water drops


More Lilies in the outside water pond


Pumpkins in the kitchen garden


Nature does not hurry, 
yet everything is accomplished.
 Lao Tzu

We loved Kew so much; It was sunset when we left.

All pictures taken by me in Kew Gardens, except the focused Hive picture - from Google.

Picture of the Week #37

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I was fascinated this morning with the

perfect dew drops on my Strawberry leaf.

 

Food for thought

“It has always been easy to hate and destroy. 
To build and to cherish is much more difficult.”

Queen Elizabeth II
In memory of Queen Elizabeth ll 
1926 - 2022

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

Picture of the Week #34

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It finally rained!

My new Mimosa plant is very sensitive

yet she didn’t close up with the raindrops.

Yes, it is a she I call her Mimi. 🙂

Food for thought

When you stop expecting people to be perfect, 
you can like them for who they are. 

Donald Miller

♥ You are wonderful as you are ♥