Tag Archives: Nature photography

Some pictures from the desert zone at Kew Gardens

As promised more photos of flowers, this time from the desert zone in the Princess of Wales Conservatory, and yes it was bloody hot in there just like an actual desert. Continue reading Some pictures from the desert zone at Kew Gardens

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Some pictures of the Bonsai trees/plants at Kew Gardens

I promised you pictures of flowers today and, well does a tree count as a flower? We’ll just pretend that they do.

The incredible thing I learnt in the little bonsai shed at Kew Gardens is that bonsai trees and plants are just normal plants grown in special containers and looked after in a particular way, if you took them out of their special container and planted them in the ground they would grow to their normal size. I knew there was a special technique for looking after them but I thought that was because of the type of plant they are and that they were tricky to look after because of that, I had no idea they are just normal plants made mini. It makes them more impressive in my opinion. Continue reading Some pictures of the Bonsai trees/plants at Kew Gardens

Some pictures of the Gateway of the Imperial Messenger at Kew Gardens

Continuing with the photos we took at Kew Gardens the other month and this time it is Chokushi-Mon or the Gateway of the Imperial Messenger which is a fourth-fifths actual size replica of the Karamon of Nishi Hongan-ji Temple in Kyoto created for the Japan-British Exhibition held in London in 1910.

The gateway is made of hinoki wood (Japanese cypress), has a traditional copper roof, and some absolutely stunning carvings on the wooden panels. Continue reading Some pictures of the Gateway of the Imperial Messenger at Kew Gardens

Some pictures of one of the peacocks at Kew Gardens

The other week (or was it month? I lose track of time) we went to Kew Gardens and took a load of photos, well I’ve finally gotten around to uploading them onto my computer. Hey better later than never though.

We begin with pictures of one of the peacocks at Kew Gardens that absolutely loved the attention and waited until it got a nice big crowd around it before showing off the way only peacocks can. Continue reading Some pictures of one of the peacocks at Kew Gardens

Weekly Photo Challenge: Transition

This week’s photo challenge is called Transition and it asks you to “share an image that depicts transition”. Continue reading Weekly Photo Challenge: Transition

Things that vex me… Squirrels

Welcome back to another edition of things that vex me, the place where we rant, rave, moan, groan, and complain about all the things, big or small, that vex us in life.

Last time it was Slow Walkers (again), this time its the turn of squirrels. The horrible little rats. Continue reading Things that vex me… Squirrels

Dave’s log: Went for a walk and took some photos

Like the title says, I went for a walk and took some pictures. It was more to test out my new camera but I also wanted to go for a walk, get some fresh air, and go somewhere peaceful for a bit.

Anyway, here are three photos of the river which I think came out really well. Continue reading Dave’s log: Went for a walk and took some photos