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Tower Bridge

British Museum

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A Flower Without a Name

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Whilst this world was young,
Before names could fall from human tongue,
There was no I, nor thou, nor thee,
Only flower and grass and tree.

No sound but sweet refrain,
Of wind and sea and rain,
No less a flower without a name,
A living beauty just the same.

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The Royal Mews

The Glass Coach at Royal Mews

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,

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Donkey Barouche at Royal Mews

This is a Donkey Barouche. Although it would probably look prettier with a donkey sitting in it. 🙂Coach Lamp at Royal Mews DSC_1384

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.

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I think the coachmen turn back into corgis at midnight.  🙂Coach and Horses at Royal Mews DSC_1374

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Horse at Royal Mews

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.


Climate Rally Near You – Sunday Nov 29th 2015

Events took place as scheduled and here are Photographs of the London Rally.


Original Post

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. 🙂


Bonsai Trees at Wisley Gardens

Rockery at Wisley

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.  🙂
Bonsai at Wisley

There is a whole avenue of them, this is jut a few.  There ages are mainly 40-60 years, with one exception.

Acer Palmatum - Japanese Maple Bonsai

Acer Palmatum – Japanese Maple Bonsai

It is amazing to see the whole detail of tree and leaf encapsulated in one small growth.

Ulmus Parvifolia - Chinese Elm Bonsai

Ulmus Parvifolia – Chinese Elm Bonsai

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Juniperus Chinensis - Chinese Juniper Bonsai

Juniperus Chinensis – Chinese Juniper Bonsai

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Juniperus Rigida Bonsai – Temple Juniper 150 yrs

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.  🙂


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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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.

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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.
Hatfield House,Tudor Cottage

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.
Hatfield House,Shop

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.


Sculpture at Wisely

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 ~

Sea Horse in Rockery at Wisley Gardens

Sea Horse in Rockery at Wisley Gardens

 

Figure XVIII by Henriette Van der Does at Wisley Gardens

Figure XVIII by Henriette Van der Does at Wisley Gardens

 

The Dodo by Robert James Sculpture Ltd at Wisley Gardens

The Dodo by Robert James Sculpture Ltd at Wisley Gardens

 

Making Time by Lynn Warren at Wisley Gardens

Making Time by Lynn Warren at Wisley Gardens

 

Time to Go by Lynn Warren at Wisley Gardens

Time to Go by Lynn Warren at Wisley Gardens

 

Pan at Wisley Gardens

Pan at Wisley Gardens

 

Moon Gazing Hare by Alan Wallis at Wisley Gardens

Moon Gazing Hare by Alan Wallis at Wisley Gardens

 

Offering by Everard Meynell at Wisley Gardens

Offering by Everard Meynell at Wisley Gardens

 

The Dancers by Lilly Henry at Wisley Gardens

The Dancers by Lilly Henry at Wisley Gardens


Wisley Gardens

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 hereTravel hereFlowers here.  Wisley Wonderland here, Glass House/Orchids/Pitchers here, Statues here and Fuchsias will be added.  Enjoy :-

 

 

 

 

 

 



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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