Category: Public Gardens

Sit with Me and Watch the Birds in London’s St. James Park

Sit with Me and Watch the Birds in London’s St. James Park

We are all armchair travelers right now during the trials of COVID-19, and today I’m thinking of an afternoon stroll, a long conversation and the birds in St. James Park.

none of the bees would pose for me (a poem)

none of the bees would pose for me (a poem)

A solo trip to a botanical garden was a tonic in troubled times and the inspiration for a poem.

A Respite in Covent Garden’s Floral Court

A Respite in Covent Garden’s Floral Court

Just around the corner from crowded Covent Garden in London, I found an unexpected peaceful haven, a magical courtyard. I had entered another dimension, Harry Potter-style.

Good Friday Lilies

Good Friday Lilies

If Easter lilies are white, perhaps these gorgeous red lilies are Good Friday lilies.

January Dreaming: April in Paris in the Gardens

January Dreaming: April in Paris in the Gardens

Dazzling colors and green spaces that can be found all over Paris are the subject of this January Dreaming post.

January Dreaming: Kensington Palace High Tea and Gardens

January Dreaming: Kensington Palace High Tea and Gardens

Afternoon tea at the palace where Queen Victoria grew up – by Jove, it was a jolly good show!

“Aunt Kim, do you have any Paris suggestions?” Indeed, I do!!!

“Aunt Kim, do you have any Paris suggestions?” Indeed, I do!!!

A few tips about what to do in Paris if you only have a couple of days. Walk, look and listen!

Haiku: Bees on a Mission

Haiku: Bees on a Mission

Scottish bees and purple flowers, and a haiku.

Haiku: Seeing Red

Haiku: Seeing Red

Aberdeen’s Cruickshank Botanic Garden on the King’s College campus in Old Aberdeen is gorgeous and haiku-inspiring.

A Picture is Worth 1,000 Words, or Several Haiku (Now with Part 2 and One More Haiku)

A Picture is Worth 1,000 Words, or Several Haiku (Now with Part 2 and One More Haiku)

An image inspires a variety of possible stories, imagined through haiku – Part 2.

A Picture is Worth 1,000 Words, or Several Haiku

A Picture is Worth 1,000 Words, or Several Haiku

An image inspires a variety of possible stories, imagined through haiku.

Travel Serendipity: I Touched a Picasso

Travel Serendipity: I Touched a Picasso

Some days exceed expectations: Hyde Park, Picasso and me.


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