Pretties

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In fact, twice in one day because I  can’t resist: a scrapbook of Instagram pretties: Schiaparelli dresses from @the_corsetedbeauty;

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an Evelyn Dunbar sketch from @designfortoday;

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an elegant doodle from @garancedore;

 

marmalade jars and the delightful National Trust home of Standen from phil._.b;

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dogs on the beach from @thewomensroomblog

Garden peace

After a sunny afternoon walking (and possible getting a bit too hot), and hiding in a cafe with asparagus soup and Sachertorte to recover, a walk in Vienna brings you to this

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and this

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and this (flute and violin duo doing Michael Jackson hits just out of sight)

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and then this.

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Instant peace.

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Volksgarten and Burggarten, Vienna June 2017.

Roses!

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Everywhere in Regents Park

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Huge vistas with tiered planting

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Clusters of blush and pastel bushes, next to vivid fuchsia and yellow;

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Swags and ropes beside park benches and wild-meadow planting;

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and Japanese vistas over the gardens.

Rice-soft air

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With hieroglyphs of bushes and trees /

they write and write, /

now pressing on their pens, now not /

Ah on wet paper /

with an invisible brush /

On the soft, rice-like air.

Olga Sedokova. Photos Prague, 2017.

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