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Brighten the Day 8

chelsea-physic-garden-flowers-helienthus-annuus-dsc_6662Out came the sun.

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Meanwhile, at Martha’s Vineyard, a lady sang and some youngsters told the tale.

So they did.

More Brighten the Day ⇐.


St Dunstans in the East

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Along Great Tower Street, west of the Tower of London ⇐, past All Hallows by the Tower (AD 675)⇐, there is St Dunstans Hill and the church garden. The church was Originally built around 1100 AD, destroyed by the Great Fire of London (AD 1666) ⇒, rebuilt and then severely damaged during WWII. The garden is now a quiet oasis in a busy part of London. 

More ⇒ and more (wiki) ⇒.


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Brighten the Day 5

Horniman Flowers DSC_40578 pics.  The answer my friend is blowin’ in the wind, the answer is blowin’ in the wind.  Bob Dylan.

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Bekonscot Play Train

Bekonscot Model Village Play Train

“I’m so chuffed to meet you all. Enjoy the day”.

More Brighten the Day ⇐.


Brighten the Day 2

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To brighten the day. Flowers, a puppy, a ruddy duck, a little tree, a big mobile and a little tom foolery. I hope it does brighten your day. 🙂

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Mostly from the Wisley Gardens Flower Show.
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“The sun has got his hat on, hip hip hooray. The sun has got his hat and is coming out to play”.

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“Moon river, wider than a mile, I’m crossing you in style some day. Oh, dream maker, you heart breaker, Wherever you’re going, I’m going your way”.

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“They call me Baby Driver, And once upon a pair of wheels
Hit the road and I’m gone, What’s my number ? I wonder how your engines feel.
baa ba baa”.

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“I’m a tree, wheee”.

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“I was born up in the mountains, where the rattlesnakes have legs, Where the hootowls speak in English, and the roosters lay square eggs”. (by True Blue Bill)

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“She comes in colors everywhere, She combs her hair, She’s like a raaainbow”.

More Brighten the Day ⇐.  


Wisley Gardens Orchids and Pitchers

Wisley Gardens (main post here) has a very well kept glass house with many amazing inhabitants.  Here are just a few.

 

Orchids 1 at Wisley

 

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Pitcher 1 at Wisley

 

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Weird Plant at Wisley

I didn’t know what this was called. I thought “Your Highness” was probably the safest option.

Glasshouse at Wisley

The glass house is much bigger than this, but I particularly like this section. More at Wisley Gardens.


Flowers at Wisley Gardens

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Wisely Gardens is run by the Royal Horticultural Society and I think the best I have seen.  Please click here for the Gardens/Glasshouse/Orchids/Bonsai Trees/Statues.

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Flowers at Westminster

Photography is not allowed inside Westminster Abbey (although some have sneaked out here), so I pinched a few flower images from outside.  The camera sees a lot more than the eye and it is always a surprising delight. 🙂


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Osterley Park Flora

The gardens at Osterley Park House have a rich variety of blooms and the admission/info/house and gardens are available to view and photograph.    The house can be found on Google and the nearest underground rail station is Osterley  on the Piccadilly line.   Enjoy ~


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Kenwood House Gardens

Kenwood House

This is the front of Kenwood House with entrance to the rear, gardens to the left and cafe/shop to the right.  The interiors are here and flowers are here.  Entrance is free to both house and gardens and non-commercial photographers are welcome inside.

The nearest underground rail station is Archway and the 210 bus can be taken from stand E  to the next stop E (near Compton Ave) and then a short walk to Kenwood House.

This is one of the most pleasant and peaceful gardens and park-lands that I have visited. Most of the flowers are Rhododendron in a great variety of colours.  There will be close ups in the next post.

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Just to the left of the Dairy (small white building) in the distance just beyond the gardens, is a statue by Henry Moore.

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Henry Moore – Two Piece Reclining Figure No 5 .   Myself, I might have called it “Dreams of a Jive Bunny”.  🙂

Back to the gardens.

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Spot the Gorilla

Kenwood Park Lake

This is a view to the south of Kenwood Park and beyond is Hampstead Heath.  If you look closely, just to the right of center, one might see a huge green shaggy gorilla with three fingers in the water.  🙂  And, who’s he talking to ?  🙂

Kenwood House Cafe

The cafe has a very pleasant seating area amongst an array of flowers, with more seating from where this photograph is taken, and a shop to the right.  The staff are friendly and, although quite busy, a very calm and enjoyable atmosphere.

Here is the boss (of all he surveys). 🙂

Kenwood House Rook


Floral Fusion 2

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← Previous Flora Fusion 1.

A little something to brighten the day (click on a picture for full screen and again to magnify).

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A little more colour ↓.

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A little less flowers ↓.

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No flowers were harmed whilst making this display but several brain cells went walkabouts. 😀