February 25, 2007

Kew Gardens

Kew Gardens is a beautiful day trip and it seems to be in bloom all year. We caught the end of their Intensely Tropical flower festival. It was spectacular.

The first photo is of the lawns which have 1.6 million crocuses flowers in full bloom. In the next image is a sample of the flowers in bloom for the tropical festival. It was a window into paradise.

Our visit was spotted with rain showers. My favourite lighting is when the sun comes out and highlights a tree just after the rain. The sky is still dark so the tree appears to be painted into the picture.

Victorian glass buildings house all kinds of plants including the world’s largest indoor plant and the world’s oldest potted plant. The final image is looking up at the sky from inside one of the glass buildings.