I think a lot of you may see Kew on Helen's photo blog and I hope that you (and Helen) will enjoy seeing our take on it! Helen is a true guide - most of the time we were trying to find shade - it was the hottest day we had in London- and if you want an explanation of where we were you may find that looking here may help!!
We were lucky that our train journey using our '2 Together' card allowed us 2 for 1 entrance fee!
On entering we were given guides and there was a map by the path.
I saw Helens photos of the bluebells taken 3 days later - although these were in a shady part by the entrance - they looked as though the warm weather had done them good!
We have seen some lovely bluebells locally too this week
At last we came to The Hive!
Looking up into the Hive - which suddenly filled with schoolchildren!!!
...and I love these - (Helen - a name please?)
As we walked around we heard a loud noise - parakeets!
Next is where something incredible happened...
I was taking a photograph of the Gunnera shoots when a huge fish jumped up out of the water - you can just see a ripple on the left..
..and the circle of ripples once I had recovered from the fright enough to photograph it!
The Fritillaries were beautiful - both the Imperial Crowns...
..and the Snakesheads...
Another noise alerted me to the fact that Mr Jay was around(I still haven't managed to take a photo of the pair that are around our complex at home...and hubby took this shot!Now, to the Orangery for T Stands For Tuesday over at Bleubeard and Elizabeth's place!
We chose a spot in front of an open door, with a lovely breeze blowing through, to share our egg sandwiches and crisps, washed down with some coke (not a drink I often have these days but we were on holiday!!)
I have lots more photos of Kew so I may come back to them one day!
I'll be along to visit as soon as I can!
Thanks for looking, Chris