26 September 2010

falling for kew

Before Tracy and I purchased our Kew memberships, I never would have dreamed of going on a damp day. Kew visits were reserved for sunny days, which meant G and I rarely went, as those were also our allotmenting days!

But having cancelled our last Kew visit due to threatening rain, which never actually fell, Tracy and I decided to brave it this time. The rain did come, but between showers we walked and walked and observed Kew shifting into autumn mode: horse chestnuts bouncing along the paths,

the colors changing on the trees,

and autumn crocuses emerging through the leaf litter:

And while our last visit was memorable for the plethora of blossom, this time we encountered berries in every color, from the familiar red to pink,


and green:

Now if only the red berries hadn't put me in mind of a certain December holiday, which I'm definitely not ready to think about yet!


  1. Welcome back! Love your new banner. Adorable. Also love the rainy day Kew photos...so many beautiful colors.

  2. oh dear I have to go to Kew soon!!

  3. I'm so pleased you didn't say the C word. Though it is coming, isn't it!

  4. looks like a great day out xoxoxo

  5. Love the urn photo - it looks fab against that grey sky!

  6. Wretched blogger ate my comment - it keeps doing that.

    Kew looks wonderful. It's far too long since I've been.

  7. I love autumn, nearly as much as I love spring.

    Beautiful photos

  8. Kew always looks so pretty. And yes, what's up with all the December stuff in shops, it really can loose its sparkle when available 3 months in advance.

  9. I love your picture of the chestnut. The vibrant colour and the brown stem sticking up makes it look like a sculpture. Maybe Anish Kapoor can use it as inspiration!