what's shiny today?
From suburban lawn to backyard homestead...with ducks. A journal by Lori Fontanes
Parks & Gardens in London, the UK & abroad
Gardening on the edge of a cliff
A Writers Journey
"If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need." Cicero
An Englishman and an Italian / English Dictionary
Finding hope in a chaotic world...
Images and stories from my travels and life in the Northern Territory and Queensland.
Where was I? Oh yes...
What a gorgeous day you had! I loved these pictures. 🙂
And it’s funny, my next post is going to have some flowers in it as well. I just can’t seem to get around to putting it up there.
Yes, I did have a wonderful day; I’m glad you liked the photos. This was my first visit to the Chelsea Flower Show for a very long time but I was determined to get there for the Centenary.
I hope you put up your next post soon, I’m looking forward to reading it. I like posting photographs if I have not written anything for my blog otherwise I know I will quickly get out of the habit of posting regularly.
My cousin goes every year but never takes photos, these are great
Thanks, I’m glad you like them. Most people taking photographs the last time I went to the show were still using cameras with film but the majority of visitors were just looking at the exhibits. I noticed a big difference this time with far more people snapping away using their tiny digital cameras or mobile phones.
Agreeing with above! Lovely photos – still can’t beleive the prices of the driftwood horses – were they worth it close up?!
The horses were magnificent; they had a real feel of movement about them. I think the one in my photo was labelled as being the first one made. It definitely had a price tag of £28,000 and a red sticker; we’ll never know if that is what the buyer actually paid! If I had that much spare cash to spend on sculpture I would probably invest it in something with the permanence of bronze but the driftwood pieces offer uniqueness; close up they certainly have an arresting quality, they’re scene stealers and that always commands a high (perhaps unjustifiable) price.