Tuesday, June 26, 2018

London Gardens

Besides the amazing architecture, one of the things I loved about London was the parks. You'd be riding the subway or walking amid teaming humanity one minute and in a park the next. The below is a compilation of several parks.
These birds were fat and healthy. Apparently, they don't feel the need to poison their pigeons as we do in the US.

42 comments:

nashvillecats2 said...

Wonderful pictures Sandra, am so pleased you enjoyed our London parks they certainly are a joy to behold.

Have a lovely day.

Yvonne.

Elephant's Child said...

The parks and gardens are lovely.
Love those happy smiling faces too.

Valerie-Jael said...

Beautiful photos, London's parks are always worth seeing. Glad you enjoyed your trip! Hugs, Valerie

Lee said...

Wonderful photos...thanks for sharing. :)

Pat Hatt said...

The birds all do look happy as can be. I guess London doesn't mind the poop haha Great shots indeed.

Andrew said...

The London parks are good. While poisoning of pigeons is not warranted, numbers control is, with trapping and gassing. I like you collections of bird photos.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

There are a lot of parks in London and a lot of countryside outside of the city, so plenty of green and wildlife.

RO said...

Looking at these gives some great relaxation feels that are perfect to get Tuesday started. So glad you were able to see these, and it's even better that you're sharing them with us Super Sandra! Hugs...RO

JFM said...

Gorgeous photos...how lovely the London parks are.
We humans believe we are so superior to all animals that we should be in control of their numbers...wrong!

Hugs ❤❤❤

CJ Kennedy said...

the parks look so lush. I really love the swans and cygnets. So graceful.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

The parks are beautiful. Another reason to want to go to London one day.

Sandra Cox said...

Thank you, Yvonne. I love your parks.

Jamie Ghione said...

Beautiful photos. I especially like that first one.

Sandra Cox said...

Thank you, EC:)
Parks, gardens and smiling faces are always a plus aren't they?:)

Adam said...

Cute birds

Sandra Cox said...

They sure are, Val.
Thank you.
Hugs received and returned.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Sandra - lovely photos ... might be St James' Park ... but I agree London is full of nooks and crannies and wonderful huge parks for wandering in. Love the photo of your family ... great to see them - congratulations to your daughter - cheers Hilary

Jeanie said...

I can't wait to go to Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens. Your time in London sounds so good, it has me counting the days!

Sandra Cox said...

My pleasure, Lee:)

Sandra Cox said...

You know, now that you mentioned, I really didn't see a lot of bird poop, except near the waterways. I think most of the birds congregated in the parks.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Pretty! When I visited London, I was determined to track down Regent's Park since it's featured in the book 101 Dalmations. And I did.

da tabbies o trout towne said...

thanx for sharing sandra; the gardens are beautiful. I'm surprised the water fowl let you get that close; unless it's because they are so used to humans ! ☺☺♥♥

Sandra Cox said...

The parks were great.

Sandra Cox said...

It's amazing for a large city isn't it?

Sandra Cox said...

Thanks, Ro:)
Hugs received and returned.

Sandra Cox said...

They are beautiful indeed, Jan:)
We do tend to be full of ourselves don't we?
Hugs received and returned.

Sandra Cox said...

They were a wonder to watch:)

Birgit said...

These gardens are beautiful and I love that first pic with the blue delphinium in the foreground. The one pidgeon must feel out of place since he is brown:) I can’t believe the States poisons these birds...why? Is it a law to quell the population or just people being mean. Don’t they think other birds may eat the bad seeds? The cute signets or is that sygnets?? Are so cute! You must have had a fabulous time

Christine said...

Beautiful photos!

Neurotic Workaholic said...

I like those pictures! Parks are good because not only are they nice to walk through and pretty to look at, but you don't have to worry about bears or other wild animals like you do in the woods. :)

Sandra Cox said...

They are very used to humans. The birds practically dive bomb you.

Sandra Cox said...

Heh. Exactly;)

Sandra Cox said...

It was wondrous. Are you planning a trip in the UK, Jeanie?

Sandra Cox said...

Thanks, Christine! Glad you enjoyed them:)

Sandra Cox said...

I've gotta get some of that blue delphinium. It is truly beautiful.
Some cities, not all, use poison to keep the populations down.

Sandra Cox said...

I don't think we saw that one. I bet it's beautiful.

Sandra Cox said...

Thanks, Hilary:) I loved the parks;)

Sandra Cox said...

I hope you get to Elizabeth. I think you'd really enjoy it.

Sandra Cox said...

Is that blue delphinium wondrous, Jamie?

Sandra Cox said...

They sure are, Adam;)

Lowcarb team member said...

Such lovely photos, so pleased you enjoyed your trip.
Fantastic and very special too.

All the best Jan

Magic Love Crow said...

Love the bird and park photos! Love the smiling faces too!
Are you serious, you poison pigeons in the U.S? I don't think we do that in Canada?
Big Hugs Sandra!