but on Monday we did manage to sneak into our favorite secluded (usually gated) garden:
While there were lots of fiery reds and oranges, there were a few purple flowers too,
including purple waterlilies in the outdoor pools:
I'm still marvelling at Alice's balance as she leaned way over the water with her camera!
And there were even more amazing blooms inside the Waterlily House,
where, as Alice pointed out, the architectural reflections were nearly as spectacular as the plants themselves:
G is campaigning for a pond on our plot. I wonder if we could have waterlilies? But then of course I'd want a Waterlily House too, which I'm sure would contravene shed regulations. Probably better to stick with waterlily walks at Kew!