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Vale of Glamorgan, South Wales, United Kingdom
Bit of a long tooth IT Manager - been and had a few hobbies, as for the title, I make glass beads, its Called Lampwork, I brew my own Beer, its called fun and I take photos, thats the oldest hobby, since I was 16 or so. My first camera was a Zenith E - then a Pentax KR to go digital after a long stint with a Pentax Super A. Now a Nikon D5200 and a D7100 with a Sigma 150 f2.8 macro lens to play with amongst others. Please note all photos used are my own and I retain full copyright to all of them. Thank you for respecting digital ownership

Saturday, 22 March 2014

Wisley after a side trip to Gatwick

Took youngest to airport for 10am Sunday 16th  – Gatwick – not exactly close but what the heck no way she was getting there otherwise. Her trip to Iceland was paid for so I guess she had better go !

Yoke and I decided that as it was a stunningly nice day to drop in at Wisley RHS garden - http://www.rhs.org.uk/Gardens/Wisley - as it was on the way, that was a good call as the day was indeed fantastic, touched 20c !

The Magnolias were in flower, as were the Cherry, Azaleas, Camellias, spring flowers, bulbs etc. The hothouse was in full flower for orchids and they had butterflies in as well.
A few shots to show what it was like,

Random Butterfly

Glasswing Butterfly

Camellia - one of many

Cherry Trees in full bloom

Main Glasshouse

Magnolia Black Tulip

Water Lily Lake
Comma Butterfly

Cymbidium Orchid

Magnolia in front of main building


Magnolia against the sky - it was clear blue all day

Magnolia Stellata

Magnolia Tree - yep, they grow that big

Owl Butterfly

Pasque flowers

Slipper Orchids

Strelitzia - Bird of Paradise flower

taking notes

Tree Nymph Butterfly


Vanda Orchid
We left quite late but felt very relaxed, something about ‘spring has finally arrived’ I think.

1 comment:

  1. I think you might have spoken a bit soon about spring arriving, its been bitterly cold this weekend, the winds cutting an icy path through any jacket or jumper. I love the magnolia against the blue sky, fabulous photo, those butterflies are really beautiful. Lovely pics as always, one day I will be as good as you!! Laney