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

32 comments:

Melanie said...

Very nice, Peajay! I like the gardens where the flowers are from white to blue...at night they reflect like snow in the moonlight!

Peajay said...

Thanks Melanie. Sorry for delay in replying usual tale of to much work, to little time. :)

I love gardens in the Spring from the crocus, tulip, daffodil, tree blossom and magnolia it reflects the reawakening of the world after a long winter, with new hope and aspirations.

Melanie said...

Where'd ya go tonite?! Ya flew in and did a short strafing run, then out ya went!!!

Well, all's good...get you guys tucked in so I can finally get some work done around here!!! ;))

What a fun distraction, though...have some studies to do for my license renewal, as well as trying to keep kiddies on task...will speak with ya hopefully tomorrow! :))

Peajay said...

You sound very busy, especially with no TB around at present. Strafed and left 'cos so tired these days, just don't know what's happened since Christmas. It was supposed to slow down when the fairs eased off but just seems to be even more manic. The gift shop outlet took so much time to sort out and requires checking on each week but so far two sales and a commission. :) It seems to be similar for you too. I hope the situation improves and allows some breathing space for us all.

Talking Bear said...

Hi PJ, just a quick note to remind you of how much we care about you. I have been extremely busy these last several weeks. Once things slow down a bit (summerish) I have a lot to share. Take care, i am off again to travel out of town. TB

Peajay said...

You take care on your travels TB and thank you so much for your kind words.

Talking Bear said...

I heard you girls have been involved in some naughty talk/chat topics. I am shocked! Anyway, I am home for a few days, then of to the east cost and northern mid west. I will be home for a grand total of nine days next month. So I am sure the naughty chat will continue......;)

Peajay said...

Hiya TB, I've missed you.

You give the impression that such chat only occurs when you're out of town! I'm sure we don't have to wait 'til then. ;D

You're job sounds like a travelling salesman only we know it's not like that at all. Sorry you're not seeing much of Mel at the moment and she's not getting to make many Buddha wishes!! ;)

anna said...

Your weather pixie looks quite a hotty .... Peajay ... with her crop top and the way she stands with 'attitude' .... :D

Is that a down sarf sort of a look? :)

Wonder if she's had her belly button done .....

Peajay said...

Thanks Anna. As you know there was a variety to choose from and I started with a Twenties Flapper but I didn't feel she had enough clothes to go through according to the weather. I went for the Essex girl pose as she could strip right down to next to nothing if it gets really warm or get kitted out in 10 layers of thermal if it gets a bit parky. I was thinking of changing her as she lacks your cat and resembles a Jade Goody!
All in all she's still rubbish at forecasting. :)

Talking Bear said...

Belly buttons are so old fashion these days. By the way she looks, I would say her hood is done and she wants some one to ask about it.

Peajay said...

As you are interpreting her so well perhaps you could continue the insight TB. Tell us what this Essex girl is thinking. :D

Talking Bear said...

Well, if you are reffering to little miss weather, a country boy like me would say she is a mare with her tail rolled over and prancing about the meadow.

Peajay said...

And what would this indicate? I'm only a town gal myself you see and value the opinion of a country boy.

Talking Bear said...

Well, it means that she needs to be ravished by a strong male and then quitely held for a bit, and then taken again. Of course all in a loving and caring manner.

Peajay said...

Gee thanks TB for giving such depth to my Weather Girl. There was me thinking she was standing there freezing her boobs off for lack of warm clothing. :D

Talking Bear said...

Ya see, that is the difference in the preceptions. I see her as having the choice of clothing. And that clothing screams what she wants. I know every girl takes her time chosing what to wear based off of how she feels at that moment. Guys do the same thing. If I had a figure like that I would show it off too, all the while knowing that I was trolling for some hunk to lay claim to my perfect body. I cant wear a top like that, even if I wanted to show off my six-pack abs or my cast iron pecks. I know Mel comments on my budda belly, but it is not my abs she is rubbing.

Peajay said...

It's such a good job I had finished my evening meal when I read that last bit it's sooo not nice to spit food out at speed with a choking, guffaw!! :DD

So dare I ask what you have chosen to wear today TB, based upon how you feel of course. By the way I figured that as you were now a more mature man your cast iron parts may in fact be rusting!!

Talking Bear said...

I wore a nice suit for a big meeting, and there is no rust as of yet.....rust sits in when things are not used much...heheheh

Talking Bear said...

BUt...after the comments last night I was tempted to wear a small, tight little red thing and spice the day up....LOL

Peajay said...

Will there be photos of that? :)

As to the rust surely you can't use what you can no longer see!! ;D

Talking Bear said...

Well if someone whats to see, all they need to do is turn on the lights. Of course it may scare some, and some may just say ouch.....

Talking Bear said...

Oh, the things I would do to little miss moonlight.....lol

Peajay said...

But she's to young for you.

It's not the darkness that stops the viewing it's more being in the shade of Buddha!! :D

Talking Bear said...

Ouch, the mental picture of that is ugly. I will have to take a pic and send it to you just to show you that the term "buddha" was miss-used. If I was that bulbus, trust me, she would not be "hounding" me to go to bed earlier every night.

Talking Bear said...

Oh, and how young is your weather girl?

Peajay said...

She's hounding you because she know's the mature need more sleep to keep up. :D

My weather gal is just way to young for the lecherous!!

Anonymous said...

The mature need more sleep because we put more effort in the making. Unlike some younger ones who just cant keep focused and lose control to earlier.

Peajay said...

Slow work does not always reflect quality work!! :)

Anonymous said...

Maybe not, but hard work done slowly most often produces.......

Melanie said...

oh, well, don't let me interrupt...I'll go contemplate posting by the waves!! ;)

Peajay said...

Please Melanie, carry on. TB could do with a second opinion regarding speed, precision and quality. You're just the gal for that. :)