In May of 1981, I saw London for the first time. You can not imagine how it looked to me through my small-town Georgia eyes. ( My sister Jan and I had saved our money for years and after writing to my English pen friend since 1974, we were both excited to have someone to show us around!) Since we were going in May, Jan had high hopes to see the Chelsea Flower Show. We had no idea how popular it was and that you had to get tickets in advance. (Not even sure I could have afforded them anyway then or now. Oh well!) Luckily, thanks to the internet, I can enjoy the Chelsea Flower Show from the BBC!
I hope you will be able to see the videos that I have for you. (I have the link to the flower show gardens above also.) My British friends will have seen all of this already, I am sure!
I was very taken with the garden that will be transported to Great Ormond Hospital. There is a sculpture of a child with the face turned upwards and the structure above is designed so that light will fall upon the face at 10:20am in the summer. (Hey, that is what it said!) I am thankful to Great Ormond Street Hospital. Richard spent a great deal of time there as a child and the care that he received there most certainly saved his life.
I enjoy the English gardens I am able to visit. (And any of the wildflowers at the local monadnocks also!)
|Kay...could you put your hand on the railing in an awkward way? Yeah, like that!|