Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Sunday, June 21, 2009
I almost lost Chris at the grilling demo. He was mesmerized by the flames and drooling over the salmon! I think he misses his grill :-(
Poor guy!!! An outdoor space is a must have for our next flat!!
Thursday, June 18, 2009
I know this one is not a rose... but I liked the picture so... my blog, my rules ;-)
Too bad I can't attach the smell along with the pictures! With so many roses in bloom, we could smell the scent before we could even see the flowers! I think I was about a week late as many of the plants were starting to drop their petals. I have marked my calendar to return next year about 3 weeks earlier... just in case there a chance it could be even more magical!
Tomorrow Chris and I are heading to the Taste of London. I hope to get some yummy pictures so come back soon!
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Monday, June 15, 2009
I fell in love with the neighborhood we walked through on our way to the park... Tons of character and charm. Some of the houses... and yes, they were houses... were gigantic! Apparently, back in the "day" wealthy Londoners moved to this area to escape the hustle and bustle of city life... about 7 miles away!
Sunday, June 14, 2009
The sun even brought the police out from behind the CCTV cameras!
It is hard to tell in the pictures but people were lounging around on every possible surface and many were in their bathing suits! The crowd was diverse and entertaining to say the least... some of the best people watching EVER!
We eventually found our way to The White Cross and settled into the perfect spot for enjoying a pint, the weather and the people!
It's a car, it's a boat, it's a car, it's a boat... it's a something! And Chris could not resist heading out to take as many pictures as possible!!!
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
My Mema on my father's side (Hilda) is a lifetime member of the American Iris Society. Last Spring I accompanied her to Austin, Texas for the annual conference and got to know more about the flower... Unfortunately, the education was lost on me! I have a love for the iris mainly because they make me think of Mema! Which inevitably makes me crave a good old fashion southern breakfast... or a fry-up as they would say in the UK!
One of the Glass Houses... full of tropical plants! It was nice to see so many plants that I recognized... Palms galore!!!
We could hear this peacock crowing from the other side of the park. It was difficult to tell what was make the god awful sound. After listening to it for about 45 minutes, Chris declared that it was a pterodactyl! Imagine our surprise when we turned the corner and saw this fancy pants bird sitting on the roof of the toilets! The odd thing was that everyone was crowded around taking pictures as I walked out of the ladies room... it felt very awkward and I was not sure if I should smile and pose or just keep walking!
It must have been about 100 degrees and 99% humidity in the lily house! And as you can tell from the stillness of the water... not a breeze in sight! Chris only lasted a few minutes but I stuck around and took about 50 pictures! I love the reflection on the water!