Not quite a Rain Forest Atmosphere … but nearly


Early morning in the The Palm House at Kew Botanical Gardens, London, is perhaps the nearest, here in the UK. we will get to a Tropical Rain Forest.

But there were occasions this last week, when we could be forgiven for thinking that our weather was heading in that direction. 

Still nice to dream and recall memories of a great day out.

Maybe the need to dream is even more important in these strange times…

Please Remember ….

Stay Safe …. Be Kind…. Look After Each Other

19th September

(C) David Oakes 2020

A Grand Day Out……


The Palm House

The Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew

It is that time of year when we plan those ‘great days out’.  Not this year by the looks of things.  Those great days out often go together with great locations.

Kew Botanical Gardens is very much one of those special places where you can spend the day and leave knowing there was even more to explore…so a return trip would be needed.

The rather grand ‘Palm House’ is one of my favourites in the Gardens.  It may well be that you enter from an English Garden… but then you move directly into the humidity of a Rain Forest.

Great Days Out will come back…..meantime I am glad we have made many memories.

Please Remember ….

Stay Safe …. Be Kind…. Look After Each Other

2nd May

(C) David Oakes 2020


Cees Fun Foto Challenge – V


The Victorian Pavilion undergoing renovation at Kew

V for Victorian….so I guess the Victorian Glass house, known as the Temperate House, located in the world famous Kew Botanical Gardens fits the bill.  Photographed at the start of an extensive restoration  programmethat will ensure the Pavilion will stand for another century or two. It is due to re-open in all its new glory sometime in 2018

Go and see what others have suggested for the topic of V  at this link :-     



17th January

(C) David Oakes 2018


Weekly Photo Challenge – Converge (2)

Kew Palm House

The Palm House at Kew Botanical Gardens, London

My second offering for this weeks Photo Challenge ( )
illustrates the blend of converging and diverging lines both in the man made structure of this Giant Victorian Glass House and that of  the Natural World’s shapes ….a sympathetic blend.

1st December
(C) David Oakes 2014