Last week, two climate change protesters threw the contents of two cans of tomato soup on this Van Gogh painting. They also glued themselves to the wall. It was thankfully clean when I visited the National Gallery yesterday. The only evidence the protesters was the slight change in the wall colour where they painted over... Continue Reading →
A friend and I headed to Green Park this morning to lay a floral tribute to the late Queen. It was closed when we got there. So we followed the crowd to Hyde Park instead. The sun was shining. The sky was blue. And we paid our last respects to Elizabeth the Great. For Debbie’s... Continue Reading →
Spent the day walking through flower fields at the Tower of London. The day was warm. The sun was shining. It was a beautiful summer day. The flowers will grow there from June to September, changing during the summer and blooming at different times. For Six Word Saturday
A friend took me through Isabella Plantation in Richmond Park this morning. The flowers were in bloom and it was beautiful. For Debbie’s Six Word Saturday
It’s an old memory from Australia. There were orchids outside my in-laws’ caravan. The image was taken on the phone and edited using Hipstamatic. It’s for Cee’s Flower of the Day Challenge
Extra, extra. See?Yesterday’s bloom holds otherFlowers inside it The image was taken many years ago. It was the first time I really looked at a hydrangea. I didn’t know they had petals within their petals until that day. For Rebecca’s October Poetry Challenge, Becky’s Past Square, and an old Daily Post Photo Challenge that asked... Continue Reading →
These also flower when jacarandas bloom. Found mainly along the east coast of Australia, they say these trees have an ancient history. If I remember correctly, this one was blooming on a busy road in Chatswood, Sydney. For Becky’s Tree squares this month.
It was raining in London today. I trudged along its wet streets to post some birthday gifts for family back in Australia and New York. When I came home sodden from the rain, I discovered a box full of flowers on our kitchen bench. It was a surprise from kind friends in Sydney! They had... Continue Reading →