The Scottish Lavender Fields

•26 July 2021 • Leave a Comment
… surrounded by beautiful countryside …
… I managed a trip just as harvesting started …
… in a few days this will all be gone …
… the lush colour …
… the wonderful shapes …
… and the happy bees …
… not just lavender … different mints …
… calendula …
… cornflower …
… and camomile …
… planted in a subtle reminder we’re in Scotland …

More info : Scottish Lavender

Cheeky Chappy

•22 July 2021 • 1 Comment

… my father was always happiest in his beautiful garden …

… especially when the cherry tree was full of fruit …

Pitzhanger Manor & Gallery

•19 July 2021 • Leave a Comment
… once the country home of Sir John Sloane in Ealing …
… and now restored to its original glory …
… with stunning ceilings …
… and wallpapers …
… and great use of light …
… the gallery is a beautiful light space …
… currently showing work by Julian Opie …
… inside and out in Walpole Park …
… a lovely place to relax …
… and watch the wildlife …

For more info : https://www.pitzhanger.org.uk/

Kew Gardens

•15 July 2021 • 1 Comment
… been too long since my last visit …
… happy memories …
… of family picnics …
… of creating an audiovisual presentation during my college days …
… of my first encounters with the wonder of the natural world …
… and discovering new features …
… like the amazing Hive …
… and this beautiful bronze sculpture …
… just a beautiful place to relax …

Treasures Under the Bed

•12 July 2021 • 4 Comments
… clearing my brother’s flat …
… is heartbreaking …
… and fascinating …
… with some beautiful finds under the bed …
… from his 70s art school days …
… from his working life …
… and his school days …
… and some delightful finds …
… like my grandfather’s war medals …
… and my grandmother’s beautiful paisley throw …
… and something I’ve always wanted! …
… devastatingly sad …
… but wonderful memories too …