London Town~

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Okay, I probably wasn’t supposed to take this pic, although I have been to London a few times, I have never been to Windsor, and the private gardens are pretty freaking amazing. I didn’t trespass. I just leaned really, really, far over the wall to get this pic. Gorgeous huh? You can see why foxes choose to live in certain London parks. They are smart as foxes!
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London is of course, old, historic, beautiful. It has gravitas.
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But it is also for the birds,
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animals, gardens,
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and the people who care for them!
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Like the birdkeeper and his cottage. A refuge for the birdman and his exotic birds was first established in 1612.
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I love a town that established a place for a keeper of the birds 400 hundred years ago.
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Plus, there are all the flowers.
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Which is the way to London Town?
To see the king in his golden crown.
One foot up and one foot down.
To see the Queen in her silken gown.
(Source: Unknown Nursery Rhyme).
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Cheers to you from lovely London Town~

281 thoughts on “London Town~

  1. Cindy, these are lovely. I would have jumped that wall to get a great garden shot! πŸ˜‰ (In my fantasies, anyway …). What I most remember of London is yes, gravitas – well put – but also the flowers! The gardens! The vibrant grass in contrast to those colorful plantings. A gardener’s dream, for sure. Enjoy!

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    • Yes, I suppose almost every Brit must have some love of gardens. Everyone seems to have a lovingly cared for garden. There is so much revealed by those who tend gardens with love. Gardeners the world over rock and I love just walking by and seeing their gardens~

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  2. Hi Cindy, glad you are having so much fun in London. I used to work just around the corner from St James’ Park, so would walk around it in my lunch hour, marvelling at how lucky I was to have it on my doorstep. It is a wonderful place!! Cheers to you πŸ™‚

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  3. I’d been told how grey and gloomy the weather is there but your photos show off London’s gorgeous, green side… with beautiful birds and blooms to complement the scenery! I’m putting London down on my list of must-see places. Thank you Cindy! ❀ ~Lynn

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    • Oh good! You certainly will be glad you visited. I took all these photos on fairly gray days, but the parks, flowers, trees and birds just pop out at you with color and joy. You will love London Lynn, and there are so many varied things to do~

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  4. Thank you Cindy for an amazing tourπŸ’œπŸ˜€ I love the birdkeppers abode and the heartfelt tradition…the picture of Windsor is awesome also…Cheers😊

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  5. Cindy, your photos are absolutely gorgeous and captivating! Thank you so much for sharing. You have a lovely blog. Warm greetings from Montreal, Canada. πŸ™‚

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  6. I recently went to Windsor, and my pictures are nowhere near as beautiful as your. Great work! You’ve captured the city’s beauty so well, I can nearly smell the flowers!

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  7. Yes, it is so easy to forget how green and filled with wildlife London can be…the bird keeper’s cottage especially looks divine. I also love that you “just leaned really, really far over the wall” to get that first photo!

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  8. Loved the sneak peak of Windsor gardens and of course you would be drawn to that bird keepers cottage. Looks like you had good weather too Cindy, always a bonus in England…

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      • I left Britain when I was 18 and must say I bonded more with New Zealand as I had my children there and lived there for nearly 40 years, creating many very happy memories. Now, having lived in Australia for 17 years I have no desire to go back to UK. The twice I went back I felt more like a tourist, thoroughly enjoyed my time over there, but was very pleased to get back “home”…

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  9. I sure enjoyed this London adventure, Cindy. It is striking to see so much rich, green flora. All of your photos are gorgeous, but I especially like the bearded iris.

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  10. Do you think they have trouble hiring a lawn service? πŸ™‚ I lived and worked in England for a few years, 6 months of it in London. I ran with a running club (sloggers but we put one foot in front of the other). Sundays we would jog in Hyde Park. England is so green and their gardens are so beautiful.

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    • Yep, it is beautiful. I remember seeing it as a child from the plane, coming from SoCal I couldn’t believe the greeness! Everytime I return to home from the UK, I am struck by the drought conditions I live in, and that was before THE BIG DROUGHT!

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  11. Did you mean for your photo color scheme to be a rainbow? Red, then orange, then several greens, then blues, then purples… Lovely. Like the way a record album all the songs just fit one into the next.

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    • Oh how lovely, and no I didn’t intend this, but now that your perceptive eyes found it, mine have too. I am so gratified when people see things in my photos that I was not consciously aware of Thank you so much for SEEING and telling! ❀

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  12. I liked the special Windsor garden, Cindy. The sweet bird keepers house looks like a fairy tale cottage and beautiful grounds. Always enjoy your photos of animals and flowers. Like a fantasy dream, hoping someday to explore my Dad’s side of the family from England and Scotland.

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