You thought I'd forgotten, didn't you? Well I didn't, I just had more urgent blog posts to write. Today I'm finally sharing some photos from our excursion to Kew Gardens. It's been a month since we got back from London, so it's nice to look at the photos again and feel a smidge of the magic I felt while there.
I love botanic gardens and I love large glasshouses. I was a bit disappointed to learn the largest one is closed for restoration until 2018, but I suspect I will go back to London after the Temperate House is reopened, too. And the other glasshouses at Kew did a great job wiping away my disappointment; the Palm House was really gorgeous, and so were the waterlilies. In general I was drawn to leafy green things instead of bright flowers on this visit - beautiful shapes, lights, shadows and reflections. (I had to add the word 'leafy', since there were a couple of green guys at the glasshouses that gave me quite a fright. I've got nothing against lizards - oh fine, I don't particularly like lizards, they have a creepy stare - I was simply not expecting to meet them here, and I began obsessing over the possibility of a lizard tickling my ankle and scaring me to death. And I knew very well they were much more scared of me than I was of them, but the thought just wouldn't leave my head...)
V enjoyed the Japanese landscape (I did, too, but I was very tired by the time we got that far) and the yarn graffiti was something I wanted to show my mother, who has shown particular interest on the subject herself. Kew Palace was more attractive from the outside than inside, still, worth a quick walk-through. I'm sure this botanic garden, like all, is best enjoyed without a cold, but even with one, it was a really lovely place to visit. It's massive and there's so much to see we barely scratched the surface. Must get to go back some day.