Botanic gardens – and a new painting

By Sally Pudney on 16th January 2015

I spent a lovely day in Cambridge yesterday, looking round the Botanic Gardens with my niece, Claire. It may seem an odd time of the year to visit such a place, but in fact it was full of beautiful winter flowering plants – and the scents were stunning! Winter sweet, Mahonia, Verbena Bodnantense, all filling the air with perfume, and drifts of snowdrops, and aconites just emerging. And winter sun slanting through huge trees, and lakes – and we were lucky enough to see a kingfisher!

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AND there is a new painting in the 2015 gallery this morning – looking across the bay from St Ives towards Godrevy lighthouse. I hope it brings back thoughts of warm summer days! 🙂


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