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No sound but sweet refrain,
Of wind and sea and rain,
No less a flower without a name,
A living beauty just the same.
10 pics and the best is last. I thought a Royal Mews would have cats deep in thought but it turns out to be coaches. The one above is the “Glass Coach” and was used for royal marriages, including our own Queen Elizabeth II.
The Royal Mews can be found at the southern wall of Buckingham Palace (near Victoria Station) beside the Queens Gallery and you can photograph in both. Nearby are the State Rooms, where photography is not allowed. There are also some very royal gift shops,
I thought I might borrow this for Christmas. I’m sure they wouldn’t notice. It would make a great tankard full of amber foaming beer for quaffing.
And, here’s my ride. Cinderella would have been jealous.
Oh poop, I got caught and put in jail. I’m being held for ransom. Help ! Send mince pies and brandy or it’s jingly bell sleigh duty for me.
Events took place as scheduled and here are Photographs of the London Rally.
It looks as if the mass Climate Rally in Paris will be impossible due to continued security issues. It is all the more important that people attend local rallies and show the world governments of our concern prior to the Paris conference. You can find an event near you, using the link below. Please pass this on:-
Find a Climate Rally Near You:- http://globalclimatemarch.org/en/
The Paris conference may be the last chance to effect change whilst we can.
Our views do count. Trends create political and business plans. These plans determine the future.
Therefore another useful endeavour, that also shows a trend, is the use of your consumer power. Eventually consumer power is likely to have the greatest beneficial effect. An initial guide to switching energy suppliers or tariff can be found here (UK, USA, Australia, Canada).
Good luck with all your endeavours to protect this amazing planet. 🙂
If you think I’m daft enough to climb all the way up there to get photographs of little trees at Wisley Gardens ? Oh you do. Oh well, fair enough then. 🙂
There is a whole avenue of them, this is jut a few. There ages are mainly 40-60 years, with one exception.
It is amazing to see the whole detail of tree and leaf encapsulated in one small growth.
This one is 150 years old. It was around before the first telephone was installed, successfully cared for all that time and has never received a telephone bill. 🙂
10 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.
Have a guess how old this Bonsai tree (Juniperus Rigida) is, Answer further down.
It’s not my fault. I just live here.
And, the Bonsai tree is an amazing 150 years old.
More Brighten the Day ⇐.
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.
For instance, this is Lord Burghley who created and ran what was probably the first organized intelligence service.
If you like history then Hatfield House is steeped in it. More here.
One of the events at Wisley Gardens has been the sculpture trail. Here are just a few that I found particularly engaging and here are the Alice in Wonderland pieces. A couple of clicks to expand. Enjoy ~
Wisley Gardens is run by the Royal Horticultural Society and is certainly amongst their best and quite spectacular.
There is a Flower Show from 8th to 13th September 2015 – Website here. Travel here. Flowers here. Wisley Wonderland here, Glass House/Orchids/Pitchers here, Statues here and Fuchsias will be added. Enjoy :-
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.