As I have done so many chores last Sunday I missed seeing Remembrance Day parade and celebrations. I decided to go to Grove Park where there is a monument for the people who fought the war. When I arrived there it is so serene. In the monument, there are poppies and wreath. I stayed to enjoy the ambiance and read some names of the people who died, who gave their life for the future generations. Mumbled 'Thank you' and walked around some more to take photos before I do my school run.
As it rained a lot in the past days, the plants and flowers looks so fresh. Some still got raindrops on them. Such a pretty sight.
The CCTV in operation sign is dedicated to my son who is currently obsessed with them.
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We visited Brandon Hill Park Playground in Bristol. While husband and son is playing I was given few minutes to photograph and enjoy autumn and what it offers. Pure beauty! Amazingly there are still blooms that can be seen. In addition to the reds and browns and oranges of the leaves. There are still flowers with amazing colors.
Found this beauties clinging onto an electric post support wires and the post itself. Looks pretty!
This little guy stayed like this for the longest time. I think he wants me to think that he is part of the tree. A disguise!
My fave find is this bunch of flowers just popping out of the brown dry leaves! Amazing in real life and my photos doesnt do it much justice.
Also a fave is this tree. I must have gotten 50 or more photos! Going round and round.
I am so glad that we visited this place. I notice that I am staying home more and this is making me missed the changes in the environment. I am so glad to get an update onto whats happening outside. It is so pretty! A bit cold outside but pretty nonetheless.
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How Does Your Garden Grow
One of the things that I love when my son went back to school is my exposure to places that has got flowers. The church's garden where his school is located is stil full of flowers. Not as much as before but still pretty enough to enticeyou for a short stay in the benches to see them sway with the soft almost autumn wind. Like this afternoon while I am waiting for my son to finish his tennis class.It is really cloudy in there one minute and sunny the next hence the different lights of the photo.
I have been doing the gardening thing awhile now. Started June me thinks. I am hiding them as I dont know if they will be alive for like a month as when I bought them potted plants they are so wee! Now They are still smallish but I think they have a chance of life as they already have thick stems. I know its so amateurish to base the life of the plants with the width of its stem but I am an amateur.
They are sunflowers, egg plants, a basil and a bougainvillea. Oh and I have a really really small pot of strawberry (as per the seed packet) too. I jujst water them everyday and they did grow! I am so happy too that one of the small eggplant has got an eggplant! Its so small and cute!
I am so clueless on what's going to happen to them in autumn and winter but I will just let them be and do their own thing. But I so pray that they will not die as I am really enjoying their company!
Here they are before.
Here they are now.
Monday was really rainy and we stayed inside the house the whole day. By night time the sky cleared and its our sign to go out. Everything is so fresh and the smell is just amazing. We went to the park near our house again and it is nice that theres not much people in there. Plus the cafe is close so I can go near the garden that is usually for tables and chairs.
It is nice that a lot of the flowers are still in bloom. Nicer that they have after rain drops. Been awhile since I last did this. Taking photos of plants. I got really really lost again in the middle of the flower beds and its just so amazing to be back in taking photos of them. Didn't take a lot of photos as its starting to go dark when we got there but I got enough to have an entry for this week's How Does Your Garden Grow and I am so glad that I can link up again.
Its not all fresh though as some of the flowers are already damage. It might be the changes in the weather or sign of the coming season too. What ever it is, it just mean that the plants is not going to be this pretty forever and I am glad that I got this moment to experience them in this state. I cant wait to see the changes that it going to happen to them soon though. I have to confess that I have been staying in this country for 4 years and yet this is the only time that I have the chance to see the season's effect on them closely.
*Used Nokia Lumia 1020 that was lended to me for #ConnectsTrial
I am so lucky that everytime we are out my husband is always willing to babysit our son while I take photos of flowers in gardens that we visit. Few minutes by myself is doing wonders in my well being I am telling you. I am so happy after those few minutes of seeing these beautiful plants up close. Like this last Saturday. Sebastian and my husband stayed on an open lawn to watch some live music while I am few meters away taking photos in a secluded garden. Jill's Garden is located near the Garden of Fragrance but this is the only time I have visited it. I found out that this is another nice small quirky garden.
I also realized that it is awfully nice to take some photos while you have music in the background. It really does set the mood so maybe next time when its gloomier I can bring some music with me to lift my (the plants') spirit more.
My brain is really in a rut and I am out of words to describe everything that I am feeling at the moment. My writing muse left me (as if I ever had one). What I have are photos of blooms that delighted me in the past days. Hope you will enjoy looking at them as I enjoy taking photos of them!
In addition we went walking to Bristol and this caught my attention. A plant patch with lettuces, chilli and tomato in addition to flowers in their College Green Park. Amazing right!
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