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London 

at The Tower of London.

i don't know why, but i didn't realize that the Tower of London was really a castle keep. it's a wonderful place, where one could likely spend several days and still not see all of it. http://europeforvisitors.com/europe/countries/uk/tower-of-london.htm

we went into the rooms with the Crown Jewels. oh my. i was so surprised by them. i guess i just hadn't thought they be, well, so sparkly! there's a beautiful little diamond crown that Victoria bought for herself because she was tired of people thinking that one of her bejewelled ladies in waiting was the queen, instead of her small self. the gorgeous little crown sat on top of her bun, and the man with the info said, she paid for it herself and donated it to the crown jewels on her death. http://europeforvisitors.com/europe/countries/uk/tower-of-london-crown-jewels.htm

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Tower Bridge

London 

the colours are so great.

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Here's Medium Ben again

Thames River, London, England 

through the window and the rain ...

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The Cloisters at Canterbury Cathedral

Canterbury England 

beautiful walkways

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The West Gate

Canterbury England 

looking down the High Street toward the West Gate - part of the walls of the roman/norman city. a big bus will just fit through this Gate, a double decker bus!

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outside the Christopher Marlowe Theatre

Canterbury England 

love this.

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Clay tiles on a roof

Canterbury England 

mrs cypress is a potter, and she was quick to spot these marvelous tiles.

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Seven Doorways

Canterbury England 

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Edith Cavell in Trafalgar Square

London 

a nurse who's a heroine of the victorian wars.

i thought the contrast was informative.

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St Martin in the Fields

London 

a very old church, on Trafalgar Square.

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Glass in the Princess of Wales Conservatory

Kew Botanical Gardens, London, England 

the blue is so, blue!

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Glass in the Princess of Wales Conservatory

Kew Botanical Gardens, London, England 

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Glass in the Princess of Wales Conservatory

Kew Botanical Gardens, London, England 

just about my favourite spot.

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Heather

Kew Botanical Gardens, London, England 

we have both winter and summer heather in our garden, and i'd love to get it to bloom this wonderfully. this sure makes me want to see the moors in scotland in bloom.

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i love succulents!

Kew Botanical Gardens, London, England 

these plants are so interesting - there are zillions of varieties and i want one of every kind!

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Glass in the Temperate House

Kew Botanical Gardens, London, England 

can you see how big this is?

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yummy colour, no?

Kew Botanical Gardens, London, England 

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Glass in the Temperate House

Kew Botanical Gardens, London, England 

aren't these fabulous? i thought on first glance they were aloe vera plants.

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Glass in the Temperate House

Kew Botanical Gardens, London, England 

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Glass in the Temperate House

Kew Botanical Gardens, London, England 

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Glass in the Temperate House

Kew Botanical Gardens, London, England 

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rhododendron

Kew Botanical Gardens, London, England 

we have friends here who are rhododendron farmers, and this one's for them. this is a rare one - and such a lovely colour.


The Temperate Glass House

Kew Botanical Gardens, London, England 

This is the biggest glass building at Kew.

i'm sorry i didn't notice that i hadn't included the entire building in my shot.


The Temperate Glass House

Kew Botanical Gardens, London, England 

This is the biggest glass building at Kew.


Hibiscus

Kew Botanical Gardens, London, England 

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Glass in the Palm House

Kew Botanical Gardens, London, England 

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a seed

Kew Botanical Gardens, London, England 

i had to include this even though it's a little fuzzy, cause it's just so amazing!


up close to the other one

Kew Botanical Gardens, London, England 

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up close

Kew Botanical Gardens, London, England 

kind of like a psychedelic poster

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another amazing glass structure

Kew Botanical Gardens, London, England 

the Palm House is the 2nd largest glass house at Kew Gardens.


outside the Palm House - Dale Chihuly Installation

Kew Botanical Gardens, London, England 

even on a grey and drizzly day these were so amazing.

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beautiful beautiful

Piccadilly Circus, London, England 

i don't know who made these or why they are where they are, but they are so lovely.

MB found this link for me to an image bank, and another photograph. however, i still don't know who the artist is.

http://www.jimbatty.com/IMG/london/trafalgar_piccadilly/5A114916.html


even Wikipedia doesn't mention this marvelous sculpture - but does provide wonderful historical information about Piccadilly Circus: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piccadilly_Circus
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somewhere beautiful


 

september sunset 7:45 pm


 

an exit on a highway that doesn't really exist


 

the road i drive in my dreams - Woods Trail


jervis inlet / princess louisa inlet 

this is what survival is all about. risk and adaptation.


jervis inlet 

cold. sunny.


chatterbox falls, princess louisa inlet 

the rains of june and early july rush back into princess louisa inlet


our garden 

bee balm - i love these flowers


 

these are about 10" long.


 

Canon A80 - is this the better angle? can you see how i look?


 

Canon A80 -- its own portrait


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what is there to say?


 

just so lovely.

this bud, opens magenta, and then fades slowly through delicate pink to near white as the flower opens fully.


 

this year the honeysuckle are simply amazing. i really don't know how many kinds we have, but all that have bloomed so far are breathtaking.


 

these make me think of a print on a dress Katherine would love.


 

aren't these the personification of perky.


 

these are so ephemeral.


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