And then, opening her eyes, how fresh, like frilled linen clean from a laundry laid in wicker trays, the roses looked; and dark and prom the red carnations, holding their heads up; and all the sweet peas spreading in their bowls, tinged violet, snow white, pale – as if it were the evening and girls in muslin frocks cane out to pick sweet peas and roses after the superb summer’s day
Mrs Dalloway buying the flowers herself, and the very much not-for-sale roses in Regebt’s Park.
as another weekend rolls round…
Regent’s Park is definitely one of my favourite things in London, whether it’s the rose garden in late spring, the alleys as summer gets underway or even the open fields near the zoo for a winter stomp round.
On the first May bank holiday London emptied, as it always does, and the best bits were left for the tourists: stripes deckchairs in the sun, reflections in the lake, fighting geese and herons on a pond.
Its hard to believe there isn’t a filter on these photos, but the golden hour really was that good.
All photos May 2018.
Pretty flowers shot by Shane Connolly and my friend Mim.
Love, love, love the paper flowers made by @apetalunfolds. Even more beautiful than these.
I always like the Regents Park roses, so a quiet half hour in the International Rose Test Garden in Portland was a nice break on an unexpectedly hot day.
all photos October 2017
Azuma Makoto’s flower displays are nuts. Love this riot of intense colour!
As most bank holidays involve a trip out of London but I chose to stay at home for this one, here’s a final shot from the previous one. Bosham church, Easter, 2017.
Every spring is the only spring, a perpetual astonishment. – Ellis Peters
photos from Prague, April 2017.