Wednesday, 19 February 2014

How Does Your Garden Grow?

A couple of weeks ago, I incorporated a visit to the Oxford Botanical Gardens into a bike ride.
I almost had the place to myself.
And so I had some time for peaceful reflections.

One of the happiest days of my life was spent under this tree.
I now stand here and send messages of thanks to the tree, to the universe for my life, and to a friend who serenaded us here.

Ye' Old Water Butt.

Too flooded to punt.

Too steamy to shoot.

Soul Nurturing.
I've bought myself a years pass.
I'll be back.

Mammasaurus and How Does Your Garden Grow?


  1. How wonderful to have the place almost to yourself-such a great spot to have close by too.

  2. Amazing photos - I love that tree, so twisty and I bet has seen so much over the years - I wish trees could talk to tell. Soul nurturing sounds most positive, so glad that you got to spend some chilled time amidst the chaos of the relay and reflect back and savour the beauty of nature. Such great shots x

    Thanks for joining in and sharing again - ps. Love your olde butt ;)

  3. I absolutely adore your photos and love that water butt. I live very near to Oxford and am quite ashamed to say that I've never been to the botanical gardens, you've really motivated me to go there x

  4. I used to live near Oxford but never visited the Gardens - looks like I missed a good one there!

  5. Gorgeous photos. I love that gnarled old tree trunk as well.

  6. What a beautiful space to have almost all to yourself. I love the idea of being serenaded to - maybe one day? :)

  7. what beautiful, beautiful pictures!! looks like an amazing bike ride.

    1. Thank you! It was an amazing ride. Have been having trouble commenting on your blog, I don't know why, but I love those orchid shots, especially the lit up white one!

  8. Wow what a beautiful place. The first tree looks almost plaited. I am not surprised you bought a years pass, can't wait to see more pictures during this year.

  9. Such beautiful plants and views. My favourite photo in this post is the one of the pots on the windowsill, the light and colours are fantastic!

  10. Gorgeous photos. Loving the vibrant colours of the petals

  11. I love the picture of the moss. x


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