In my luggage, I made sure that I took plenty of long sleeve shirts and an umbrella for our trip to England. I shouldn't have bothered. The weather was sunny and dry but the daytime highs were not TOO high. It was perfect walking weather. And the flowers! It was truly the end of summer there and the flowers were beautiful.
So, my very first impression of England in September was of flowers...
|The dahlias in this front garden were incredible!|
The flower beds along the Eastbourne seafront are called The Carpet Gardens and they were amazing! I looked at an open top bus as it was stopped in traffic and all were enjoying the view of the flowers. One of the young women on the bus gave me the sweetest smile, both of us saying a lot in our smiles- our joy of the day viewing this lovely sight!
"There is just one moon and one golden sun,
And a smile means friendship to everyone,
Though the mountains are wide and the oceans are wide,
It's a small world after all". Robert and Richard Sherman
There were quite a few times on this trip, I actually said those words, "It's a small world".
|The Carpet Gardens- Eastbourne|
The hydrangeas were beautiful. I love this flower. Most of them in Georgia bloom in June and they are almost always blue. In England, they are almost always pink and they actually become like dry flowers as they are on the stalk, if you see what I mean. They were in so many gardens! I loved them. Look at these white flowers! Not sure what they are, but I love how they look in this garden.
There were some incredible hanging baskets of flowers in Eastbourne and in London and I will share those with you in another post. Richard took all of these photos in this post and I hope you have enjoyed our first impressions of England - the flowers!