Last week we welcomed back the sunshine with open arms, how we’ve missed your golden rays! However, it’s now Monday again, it’s overcast and we’re back at work. What happened?
Before the sun disappeared, I visited Birmingham Botanical Gardens and spent the day gazing at the flora and fauna. It’s hard to believe that such a green space is so close to the centre of Birmingham. It’s well worth the walk, or in my case drive through confusing one way streets, to visit.
The whole day was a kaleidoscope of colour and textures, so this promises to be my brightest blog post yet!
I like the way these leaves are wearing the same shade of hot pink as me!
A cocoa pod, which I thought was growing oddly from the trunk of a tree.
Marge Simpson impersonations.
I couldn’t resist touching this plant. Its red spikes actually felt very soft.
19th Century window lever.
Time to stop for refreshments and enjoy the view.
I was smitten with these tiny birds and their “beep, beep, beep” noises!
This charming fellow was quite happy to stop preening himself and pose for the camera.
The vegetable patches were one of my favourite parts. What a perfect opportunity to dream up some future recipes.
Enjoying yourself can be so tiring! We rested our feet again before journeying home for an evening in, followed by a long, Sunday morning lie in.