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This week’s theme is water. The Japanese Garden Island in the centre of Regent’s Park in London is almost a secret garden. It’s accessed by a crossing near the lovely weeping willow and leads to winding paths and gently flowing waterfalls.

Japanes-Garden-Island

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All creatures…..

This week’s topic – small and beautiful. Frogs and tadpoles in the garden pond are fascinating, though not quite as colourful as this created commons….

Frog

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A few minutes walk from the overground station at Hampstead, this is one of thirty ponds on the heath. Overlooked by a row of houses this is one of the larger ponds and is a nature reserve.

Hampstead-Pond

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The Dale Chihuly glass sculptures are magnificient and colourful. But in the Lily House the white ‘blooms’ showed the newly flowering lilies to perfection and the reflections of the sculptures in the water made for an interesting backdrop. More to come….

Lilies-with-three-buds

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It’s a formal park with a small zoo, a popular cafe and two ponds. The lower pond is probably less visited but is an attractive wooded space.

Golder's Hill Pond

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A sunny day by Kenwood Pond. There was already one artist there by its side. A favourite spot.

Kewood Pond in November

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Light, even if cold, is fine for February!

Light-of-day

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In the mist the bridge looks more mysterious, so a broad brush seemed appropriate.

bridge-at-kenwood

 

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…a definite favourite. The trees are only just beginning to turn but inside the greenhouses are some wonderful colours.

lilly-seed-pods

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The pond at Kenwood looks wonderful from the house, but close up the little bridge is a charming feature. The water lilies are flowering and the meadow beside it includes striking foxgloves. There’s something magical about it at this time of year.

Kenwood-pond-bridge

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