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Flowers at Temple Court

18 pics – To brighten up the winter gloom, a few flowers from the Temple Court gardens, London.

In southern England the kink in the old jet stream has been weaving about all over the place and forecasters have been having a hard time.  The other day, thinking it was going to be wet, I took to wearing Wellington boots.  The locals were so surprised.  It was my own fault, I should have put some cloths on.

The Temple Court Flowers

A big hats off the Temple Court gardeners.   There are many flower beds dotted around the place, a very nice little enclosed garden and a beautiful rose garden.  They are all in pristine condition and somehow a considerable diversity thrives happily alongside one another.

There will be more from the Temple Court later,  in the meantime, here are the flowers photographed in early July of 2014.

 

Temple Court Flowers 2

 

Temple Court Flowers 3

 

Temple Court Flowers 6

 

Temple Court Flowers 7

 

Temple Court Flowers 8

 

Temple Court Flowers 9

 

Temple Court Flowers 11

 

Temple Court Flowers 12

 

The plant (?), in the first picture, ate a corporate banker.  I don’t want to say what the second did to a stockbroker.  🙂

Temple Court Flowers 13

 

Temple Court Flowers 14

 

Temple Court Flowers

 

Flower Outside Temple Court

This last one is from a small garden adjacent to the Temple Court.

I’ve been saving, what I believe to be, the best flowers until mid February and there will be more about the Temple Court and the Tower of London soon.

27 responses

  1. A wonderful way to beat the -20 windchill here in Toronto – thank you! Beautiful captures

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    February 1, 2015 at 19:24

  2. Gorgeous flowers as always Graham. Wait until summer comes to Aberdeen and I’ll have to start posting some of my own 🙂

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    February 1, 2015 at 19:48

    • Thanks.

      I don’t know, first you’re eating them then your shoving them through letter boxes. 🙂 😀

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      February 1, 2015 at 19:52

  3. These are just gorgeous Graham! My favorites are 2 and 3. The UK has some of the most concentrated pretty flowers in the world and so many dedicated gardeners. Wonderful!

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    February 1, 2015 at 20:13

    • Thank you. I think that the UK has a long tradition of gardening and a lot of knowledge has been passed on. We are very fortunate that way and, of course, it does rain a fair amount. 🙂

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      February 1, 2015 at 20:15

  4. Exquisite flowers and photography, Graham. Thank you for sharing with us. Was wondering what camera do you use?

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    February 1, 2015 at 20:29

    • Thank you.

      It’s a Nikon D3200. They are very cheap just now and can be bought with an extra lens as a package. But, I wouldn’t recommend it. I bought it because of it’s 24Mp capability that would allow me to crop images. Unfortunately that many pixels on a cropped sensor increases the noise a bit so I have to be careful with the ISO levels. This may be why it’s default settings are quite unsharp.

      On reflection I would payed a bit more and bought something with an LCD viewfinder and a better depth of field preview.

      Still, with a little care over ISO, aperture and shutter speed and a little post-processing it’s not that bad and quite cheap at the present.

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      February 1, 2015 at 20:38

  5. Beautiful flowers Graham! ❤
    Diana xo

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    February 1, 2015 at 22:09

  6. What a lovely sight! Gorgeous flower shots.

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    February 2, 2015 at 16:22

    • Thank you. I’ve become increasing glad I picked up a camera. It’s like a third eye with it’s own perspective. 🙂

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      February 4, 2015 at 19:47

  7. After this weekend, my eyes hardly know how to process this abundance of color! Love the sweet pea the best because of the pink, purple, AND blue 🙂 Thanks for sharing Graham!

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    February 9, 2015 at 03:39

    • You are welcome. Flowers always seem to go down well. In the winter it’s a bit like coming out of a cinema film noir into the daylight. I’m always amazed at how much the camera captures than the eye. Then again, perhaps I need glasses.

      P.S. For ages I’ve been jokingly complaining that this keyboard has been causing typo’s. It turns out it really is faulty. aaaaargh 😀 😀

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      February 9, 2015 at 05:00

      • When I was teaching, my classroom keyboard required a hard press on the spacebar and the “E” key to get them to register. Oh the typos. Nice when you can honestly point the finger at someone else 😉

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        February 10, 2015 at 15:27

        • What a strange piano you had.

          I have tried pointing the finger at someone else, but people look at one as if one is not quite right in ones head, especially in supermarkets.

          Always a pleasure. Look after dem knees. 😀

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          February 10, 2015 at 16:55

  8. Lynn

    Gorgeous flowers – I feel as if I could reach out and touch them. Love your blog handle “Graham in hats” – spotted on Lady Fi’s blog. Happy Valentines Day – Graham!

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    February 14, 2015 at 18:01

    • Thank you and a Happy Valentines Day to you to. Please accept a 🐻

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      February 14, 2015 at 23:50

  9. Absolutely beautiful dear Graham!… A great post indeed… best wishes! Aquileana 😀

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    February 15, 2015 at 06:14

  10. What beautiful flowers! Nice to see them on screen when it’s mid-winter.

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    February 15, 2015 at 06:32

    • Thank you. I’m glad you liked. There are a few more for later. 🙂

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      February 15, 2015 at 14:29

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