Well, for this week’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Green I decided to go with…..yes, you guessed it…..GREEN.

The giant waterlily Victoria cruziana in the Waterlily House
at Kew Gardens, London, England

Not for me such hollow protests  as

  • I don’t have any green photos apart from plants,
  • blue/red/yellow is a spiritual form of green,
  • green is boring

……need I go on? No! I’m taking the bull by the horns and going totally green. Except, of course, for the DELICIOUS STRAWBERRY CAKE which is present to lend a little variety…. not to mention the fact that I could spend all day looking at it while quite possibly drooling a little bit if I’m not careful.

Right, enough talk! Back to the subject at hand….GREEN. (I know, still not the proper format…… One of these days, perhaps)

Tree fern and spiral staircase in the Palm House
at Kew Gardens, London

Sweet little plant at the edge of the waterlily pond.
Kew Gardens, London.

Please let me know if you know it’s name (botanical name, that is!)

Leaf of a Plane Tree

As I was waiting at Ealing Common Station to catch the train to Kew Gardens this lovely leaf fluttered down onto the tracks just in front of me. I could hear the train coming and scrambled to find my camera just in time to snap a photo.

My lettuce and chives growing in a green Greensmart pot!

The early tomato crop –
eaten long ago!

The manifold of one of the old engines that used to raise
the halves of Tower Bridge, London.
This is on view in the base of the bridge’s southern tower

OK…you’ve been patient enough…..CAKE TIME!!

My niece’s birthday cake – made by my sister. Note the green grass, green chairs,
green party poppers and green strawberry leaves. Enjoy!

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  1. cindy knoke says:

    Visually just gorgeous!

    • brissiemaz says:

      I’m glad you liked it. Green sounded a little tricky at first but it’s amazing what you find amongst your photos when you start searching. Thanks for being so positive!

  2. sued51 says:

    The Kew Gardens look amazing…I hope I can get there one day. I’ve never seen anything like that water lily!

  3. Love these photos! Kew looks incredible!

  4. Gorgeous photos! I love the one with the spiral staircase.

  5. Jenn says:

    beautifully rich green 🙂

  6. cobbledtoolbox says:

    Beautiful. Cake is always welcome.

  7. Wow, your photos are fantastic! Thanks for sharing!

  8. LOL love the bit of green in the cake too… but not fair seeing this gorgeous cake early in the morning here with no chance of getting to taste it 🙂

    The giant waterlily leaves look awesome, so does all the wholesome and healthy looking fresh green in other pictures.

  9. My favorite color, green! So nice of you to visit my blog, and I’m glad I checked yours out! Such a nice break from watching a documentary about chemtrails. OMG.

  10. gailkav says:

    those lily pads are incredible – and so is the cake!

  11. pommepal says:

    That big green lily leaf is amazing. Great green collection of photos

  12. hanayama says:

    Who that was the master of lilypad! I’d like to see it in real 🙂

  13. Emma says:

    Phenomenal shots – I really love the lily pads!

  14. bobmielke says:

    Ok, now this isn’t fair. I’ve been looking through your blog and now you flood my senses with green things, sunshine and finally yummy looking strawberry birthday cake? That’s more than anyone should bear. I live in Portland, Oregon where the sun never shines, it’s snowing outside at 32F & pitch dark at 1:30 a.m.. Seriously, thanks for posting to show that there is life somewhere on the planet. Happy New Year. – Bob

    • brissiemaz says:

      Oops…sorry about the sensory overload, Bob! With regard to the weather…. it’s not ALL good fun… today’s forecast is 37 degrees C or thereabouts so we might get to 100 degrees F before the day is done. Pray for me!! Thanks for dropping by…glad you liked the green stuff and the strawberry cake. Best wishes for 2013. Mary 🙂

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