… and whiskers on kittens,
bright copper kettles
and warm woolen mittens…
Remember when I said I couldn’t wait until Regent’s Park would be in bloom?
Well, now it is, and it was well worth the wait! If you can’t tell by now, I love flowers. And Regent’s Park has more than 30,000 roses of 400 varieties. Which amounts to endless, endless joy. Overall the gardens aren’t quite in full bloom yet, but the wave of warmth last week sprang some early blossoms that lit up even a drizzly day.
The secret to the best walks in London’s parks, by the way, is to go on overcast days. The drizzle is very faint, barely a light mist, but it does keep the crowds of tourists away, lending these beautiful public parks the added perk of semi-privacy.
All the roses have such whimsical names and lovely smells. I didn’t bother too much about the names, but I do remember my favorite scent—these blossoms look and smell like tangerines and summertime. Mmm~
The deep reds are so brilliant, my camera can’t even handle it. Should send some feedback to Canon—it’s such a shame these lovely reds always get washed out!
These look like lotus flowers~
Every scene you stumble upon in Regent’s Park is so picturesque!
Sorry if posting this many photos is overkill, but I just couldn’t get enough!
The thing about Regent’s Park that’s the real treat is not just how much there is, but also how beautifully cultivated everything is. The Queen Mary Garden in particular, 360 degrees of rose bushes ringed in by wood-and-rope trellises, vines, roses and dainty pansies…
I. can’t. even. When everything is a-flower here, it’s going to be the most incredible sight to behold!
Just a few more:
A Georgia O’Keefe painting.
Again with the washed-out reds :\
Willows are so elegant.
If I haven’t completely bored you on the topic of roses, I may post a few more photos if I go back on a sunny day one of these days!