Thursday, March 29, 2007

Kew Gardens

I thought I'd share this photo with you of Kew Gardens on Monday.

Transforming the landscape from white to blue, the delicate alpine Chionodoxa comes into flower as the snows melt in the mountains of Turkey, Crete and Cyprus, earning it the name Glory of the Snow.

Thousands of deep blue, starry-flowered Chionodoxa siehei from western Turkey have been naturalised in the lawn creating a blanket of spring colour. They emerge in the early months of the year, flower and then die back to survive the summer underground as dormant bulbs.

With this and the daffodils under the warm Spring sunshine I had a fab birthday walking through the grounds.

'Just as a prism of glass miters light and casts a colored braid, a garden sings sweet incantations the human heart strains to hear. Hiding in every flower, in every leaf, in every twig and bough, are reflections of the God who once walked with us in Eden.'
Tonia Triebwasser

Monday, March 26, 2007

Birthday wishes

Today is my 40th Birthday and I wish to extend to you all my best wishes and share with you my good fortune in having so many lovely friends. I ask you to raise a glass and think of me with the same regard as I hold you all.

'I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read, and all the friends I want to see.' -- John Burroughs.