the days of rain we had in london were few and far between. today was a little different. we woke up to a cloudy windowsill, the air was cold and sharp down my throat as we walked towards the bus stop. the streets were busier than ever today as we decided to explore kew gardens. we jumped on a double decker bus and rode far away, out into the suburbs. the houses in kew were big and beautiful. they were decorated with manicured gardens, all pretty and perfect.
for as long as i can remember i have always wanted to visit kew gardens. it has been my dream to see their giant greenhouse in real life and take some pictures of it. we don't have anything that looks like this in australia, and just as i imagined the whole day was dream-like and beautiful. it rained but we didn't care, the sun still came out on occasion to warm our frozen skin. here is our day in pictures.
busy baker street.
we thought the bus wouldn't fit in the tunnel.
arriving at kew gardens, it felt like a dream.
inside the greenhouse. it was hot like an australian summer inside and the glass of my lens fogged up.
the pretty plants inside the second greenhouse.
we kept tripping over while trying to take a picture.
dan distracted by a squirrel running around in the trees. it's the first time we've ever seen a real squirrel!
basking in the warm sunshine.
dan made a friend.
juice breaks as clouds started to roll over and cover every inch of the sky.
exploring the last greenhouse (while taking shelter away from the rain) that had 7 different environments. every room you walked into felt like you were walking into a different country in a different season of the year.
the rain finally stopped while we were inside the last greenhouse and i was finally able to get some pictures with the pink cherry blossoms.
swans are my favourite.