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Kew Gardens 13th Smile

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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.

Outings in nature – Part two – Scotney Castle

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Next we went to see Scotney Castle with its vast garden and old Castle.

The old Castle is very picturesque, featuring the ruins of a medieval moated manor house – it is on an island on a small lake. The lake is surrounded by sloping gardens with a wonderful collection of Rhodoendrons, Azaleas, Wisterias and Roses.

I have never seen so many blooming Rhododendrons together, it was the perfect time to visit.

There is nothing quite like the pleasure you get from plants and flowers,
they certainly cheer you up.
~Charmain Hussey~

Outings in nature – Part one – Sissinghurst

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With the weather so beautiful,

we went to some outings with gardens.

Let me take you with me to enjoy.

First we visited

Sissinghurst Castle in Kent with its garden.

What a beautiful sight it was, in glorious sunshine when

everything was in full bloom.

Beautiful White Wisteria
I smile like a flower
not only with my lips
but with my whole being.
~Rumi~

Kew Gardens 12th Smile

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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.

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.

Let’s celebrate life ♥ Each Day ♥

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Each day is precious

Each day gives a new start

Each day gives new opportunities

Each day is a gift

We easily forget in our daily routine that

Each day needs to be celebrated.

When you arise in the morning

think of what a privilige it is to be alive –

to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love!

Marcus Aurelius

 

Wishing you an amazingly awesome day! 

 

Craft trials

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Time for something new:

I tried the other day to paint a stone.

It was a very porous stone.

This is my result.

Stone

It was rather hard, I’m not so good in drawing so this will be my only one.

It looks nice in the garden, I varnished it to weatherproof it.

I didn’t enjoy it as much as I thought,

so I’ll stick to the crafts I do better and enjoy more.

Like knitting  a little fragrance pouch for example.

fragrance pouch

It is good to try different crafts out.

One way to find out what you truly enjoy.

 

“Give yourself freedom to try out new things.

Don’t be so set on your ways that you can’t grow.”

Paolo Coelho

You only live once

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So choose to be happy.

Love unconditionally.

Be good to yourself.

Always be grateful.

Smile more.

This is great advice.

We might not get out as much as before,

yet we can still be happy with ourselves and what we have.

Love has no boundaries and can spread through words.

Be grateful for the smaller things, like getting up every morning,

connecting with friends, enjoying a cuppa.

Smile to yourself in the mirror.

The day will be so much brighter.

 

Colour splash

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A neighbour of mine has a hedge of ‘Red Tip Photonia’

Now is the time where it really grows.

It grows with very vibrant red leaves,

they shine beautifully in the sun.

If you truly love nature,

you will find beauty everywhere.

Vincent van Gogh.

A welcome beauty right now.

Find positive things,

see the good, see the beauty.

It is a challenging time.

Be well friends ♥

We need love

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Dear friends,

know that you are not alone.

We are all joined in love.

 

Every situation in Life is temporary.

So when life is good,

make sure you enjoy and receive it fully.

And when life is not so good,

remember that it will not last forever

and better days are in the way.

Jenni Young

 

Sending good thoughts to each of you

in this blogging community and the world.

Take good care of yourself and stay safe!