First there is the Glasgow Botanic Garden. Most of the flowers below were inside large glass conservatories to maintain ideal warmth and humidity: orchids, cacti and tropical plants. The day we visited the temperatures soared to the high 80's F (outside) so the temperature inside as I was photographing was quite a bit hotter than that; had I been a tropical plant I would have been quite happy but as a human photographer I was a bit warmer than I like to be.
There was a beautiful collection of orchids
|King Robert of Sicily|
And now on to London, where we visited Regent Park; OK not quite a garden but we saw beautiful plants and birds. Another beautiful hot day, so we walked around the lake, which was home to a variety of birds.
|Greylag Goose, I think, but I also found this identified as a Pink Footed Goose|
|Red Crested Pochard|
|Baby coot (this one was on the far side of the lake, sorry not a great picture).|
|I thought these pigeons looked comical.|
|White Faced Whistling Duck|
|Pair of swans|
|...and a litle bit of statuary to round this one out|
More pictures than words today but I think I'll allow them to speak for themselves this week.
Last Saturday was the Brock House Fair, we had beautiful weather and had an excellent turnout; for volunteers such as myself though the preparation consumed a lot of my free time so I have had no time for art. I promise to get back at the "drawing board" this week.
Thank you for dropping by, Happy Whimsy Wednesday, until week .......