Nearby is a huge Ginkgo Miloba , or Maidenhair Tree, China
The golden leaves shone in the pale sunlight.
Inside the Conservatory flowers bloomed in the moist warm atmosphere
The Anthurium had many flowers, and the next flower was hanging down from a fine stem.
The Orchid showed off the beautiful blooms.
My favourite was the Cattleya Persian Sapphire. I found it difficult to get a photo without background greenery of other plants, but the delicate mauve was beauty indeed.
Outside the ducks walked through the flower beds, quite tame, and not in any hurry to move away.
There were families, grandparents with the younger ones, a miniature train making many runs along the narrow gauge tracks.
Hugh lit the small gas stove and we had lunch alongside the huge palm trees. Golden leaves on the ground, children laughing, couples enjoying a day out together, ladies riding their bicycles along a road where traffic went at a safe slower pace. Nature in its own beauty all around.
Quotation of the day, from John Donne,
“No spring nor summer beauty hath such grace,
as I have seen in one autumnal face”
Cheers from Jean