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Brighten the Day 11

Once upon a time, in a galaxy far far away ~

~ a new flower wonders what comes next.

Perhaps the new flower would be of the wind ~

~ or be ablaze in the sun ~

~ or perhaps hear the best guitar solo ever.

But, if not, why worry.

Perhaps there is a beautiful song of the sea by an extraordinary person.

Perhaps, if we but seek, there is something to remind each of us that we live in a world of wonders.

A good day to you all.


Burgh House and Hampstead Flora

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Burgh House provides space for the small Hampstead Museum⇐ and a pleasant indoor/outdoor tea-room (The Buttery).  It is close to the charming Fenton House⇐, not far from Kenwood House⇐ and the outdoor seating area has some nicely kept flora.

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Burgh House Bluebells

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The above orchid is from inside Burgh House and the flora below is from picturesque Hampstead.

Hampstead Bluebells

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Hampstead Garden
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Hampstead Street


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 ⇐.


Brighten the Day 3

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Vera, Chuck and Dave

“And here’s some we made earlier”.

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“Alright blue then”.

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I’m not sure whether that’s a goat or a monkey.  Here are some monkees with a little innocence.


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Click Alice  →.

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 ⇐.


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

 

Orchids 2 at Wisley

 

Orchids 5 at Wisley

 

Orchids 3 at Wisley

 

Orchids 6 at Wisley

 

Orchids 7 at Wisley

 

Pitcher 1 at Wisley

 

Pitcher 3 at Wisley

 

Pitcher 2 at Wisley

 

 

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.


Orchids at Kew Gardens

Orchids in the Hot House at Kew Gardens

7 pics.  Hot house is not an overstatement and is also very humid so be prepared to carry clothing.  These are just a sample, there are also many other exotics and cacti.  Also at Kew; Kew Gardens and Kew Palace.

Hey, hey we’re the Monkeys.   It’s worth a click-on for full screen and another click to magnify.  🙂

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Kew Gardens Orchid 2
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Kew Gardens Orchid 1

There are more orchids here


Flora at Hall Place, Bexley

12 Pics – Hall Place

In the hot house and shop.

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Extraordinary Flower

This one comes in peace, offering tokens of jelly beans.

Happy is the tiger with a badger as guardian angel
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Heart of Orchid

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Snoopy Orchid

Hang on Snoopy, snoopy hang on, de dup de dup, dee do do, de dup .

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Whaaaa, surprise.

In the Garden

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She’d not pulled a double a double rose, a rose but only two, When up came young Tam Lin says “Lady pull no more.”

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In the House

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Vase of Flowers in the Hall

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Thank you for visiting and there will be more about the house and gardens later.