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Brighten the Day 4

8 Flora and some lyrics to brighten the day.

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“What do you say to an 8 foot tall Budgerigar ?”.  “Who’s a pretty boy then”.

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“Call that a hair style, check out the hat”.

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“I’m feelin’ glad all over
Yes I’m-a glad all over
Baby I’m glad all over
So glad you’re mine.

The Dave Clark Five

Wisley Flowers DSC_0074“That John Wyndham had a good idea”.

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“Purple haze, all in my brain
Lately things they don’t seem the same
Actin’ funny, but I don’t know why
Excuse me while I kiss the sky”.

Jimi Hendrix

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“Yellow is the color of my true love’s hair
In the mornin’, when we rise
In the mornin’, when we rise
That’s the time, that’s the time
I love the best”
Donovan.

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“Blue moon!
Now I’m no longer alone
Without a dream in my heart
Without a love of my own”.

Billie Holiday

And, one more time with a song.

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“Sunny, Yesterday my life was filled with rain.
Sunny, You smiled at me and really eased the pain.
The dark days are gone, and the bright days are here,
My Sunny one shines so sincere.
Sunny one so true, I love you.”

Stevie Wonder

More Brighten the Day ⇐.


Flower Festival at Leeds Castle

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During the Flower Festival the castle was festooned, here are just a few.  And there is more to see at Leeds Castle Interiors and Leeds Castle Grounds. 🙂
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Brighten the Day 1

Wisley Flower Show 110 pics.  I’ve put aside some florality to brighten the winter days.  Collages will include flowers, orchids, bonsai trees, statues, an occasional odd duck and perhaps something photo-shopped.  Mostly from the Wisley flower show. This is the first, I hope that it brightens your day. 🙂  Click on twice to expand an image.

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Allium at Wisley

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Have a guess how old this Bonsai tree (Juniperus Rigida) is,  Answer further down.

Jaunty Duck

It’s not my fault. I just live here.

Best Friends by Harriet Francis

Best Friends by Harriet Francis

Fluffy did it.
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And, the Bonsai tree is an amazing 150 years old.

More Brighten the Day ⇐.


Hatfield House and Gardens

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There is a lot of history and a lot to see at Hatfield House.  This is just a sample.   I’ve started with this flower because it is the most regal that I have seen.  You might also like to view the amazing interiors and some of its Elizabethan history by clicking here.

Inside the house are the famous Rainbow and Ermine portraits of Elizabeth I, together with a  number of ornate ceilings and artifacts.

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For instance, this is Lord Burghley who created and ran what was probably the first organized intelligence service.

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Hatfield House, Village

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. Access from Hatfield rail station is via a viaduct (I’ve always wanted to say that) that spans over a village.
Hatfield House, Old House and Garden

Further into the estate is the old house and gardens.
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This is the rear view of the newer house.
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Across the green is the old church.
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And, nearby is a path leading to the church which is open to visitors for part of the day.
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In the church grounds there is this Tudor cottage.
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And, inside the church the ceiling is being restored.
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There are a number of gardens and water features.
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Hatfield House, Group Statue

Meet the crew.  There are several statues but I thought this was the best and appears to feature Queen Elizabeth I herself.
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There is quite an extensive shopping mall with a gallery, large cafe and this.  A toy shop and gun shop side by side. What can I say, it’s the countryside.  Here are some flowers.
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If you like history then Hatfield House is steeped in it.  More  here.


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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Geffrye Museum Gardens and Flowers

The Geffrye Museum Font Garden

15 pics. One can have a pleasant picnic in the front garden, stroll through the rose and herb garden to the rear and then return to the front and enter the museum free.   The museum interiors are series of rooms depicting the changes of decor and furnishing over time .

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The Rear Herb and Rose Gardens

Together with many other colourful blooms.
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Geffrye Museum - Rhodendron

 

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Flowers at Kenwood Park

10 pics. Kenwood Gardens can be found here and Kenwood House interiors (with information and travel) here.  

Flowers at Kenwood Gardens

Mostly Rhododendron in a great variety of colours and roses near the cafe

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Kenwood Gardens

Kenwood is a very welcoming place and this flower even has dance steps for the bees  :-).

Flowers at the Cafe Seating Area and Shop Wall

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Floral Fusion 2

3 pics.

← 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. 😀