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2012 Project365 (Day 64)

Say cheese!My sister, brother-in-law and the kids came over for lunch today and my Dad and Barnabas spent a little bit of time playing with the toy helicopter.

I managed to bribe Barnabas for a quick photo but he is really funny as every time I tried to take a picture of him he closed his eyes and did a big cheesy grin.

I love seeing Barnabas with my Dad. It’s so sweet.

Chelsea Flower Show 2008

I have had a brilliant day today. I went to Chelsea Flower Show with my Dad. It was awesome… huge… and spectacular and I am shattered. We were there from about 10am until 5pm so it was a long day, but well worth it.

I was astonished by some of the exhibits. Some of these look like they have been there forever. For example this garden called Summer Solstice was my absolute favourite. At the bottom of the garden it had natural summer field planting, mixed in with wheat and then further up the garden it had a cottage garden which was planted in raised willow beds. It was absolutely gorgeous, but what really amazed me was the trees you an see on the left of the picture in the link. They were planted next to a ditch and they looked like they had been there forever, right down to the weeds at the base of the trees. It was so real that I asked the woman at the garden whether they had planted around original trees and made use of them in the display. She assured me that they were all transported in. I think I loved this garden the most though because of the random-like nature of the planting at the bottom of the garden, but the most beautiful fruit and vegetables at the top. If I could have a garden I would like one like this, although I also loved some of the little courtyard gardens.

I took nearly 200 photos, but my camera battery run out at about 3pm. One of my favourite photos is the one of the sign… I kept a close eye out for male exhibitors… some of them were actually quite pretty. Oh, I also saw Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen. His photos are definitely touched up!!!

Anyway, here are a selection of pictures. If you want to see more just click on a a picture to go to my Flickr set 🙂