Monday 1 April 2019

In London.

There are a lot of good things to see in London at the moment. Last week I went with a friend to a couple of exhibitions. We stayed overnight with one of my daughters who lives in central London. Her garden is the size of a pocket handkerchief and, though a nice space, provides little opportunity for picking flowers to bring into the house. She compensates for this with lovely shop-bought bouquets.
Roses to drool over.

And ranunculas that reminded me of the dresses we had seen at the Dior exhibition the previous evening. 

Our first visit was to the Bonnard exhibition at the Tate Modern. What a delight! So much to see that we took a break for lunch and then returned to the paintings for another look.

It made me think that I should paint in my garden as Bonnard did. But after digging, planting and weeding where would I find the time? Perhaps he had a gardener!


  1. Such a beautiful collection! Lucky you all round. I'm all for the Bonnard effect on your own garden & I'd love to see that Dior exhibition.

    1. I'm going to post the Dior show over on my Miss Cellany site - it was a delight!

  2. Well after you garden hers would be small by any comparison.
    So envious of both shows and the Bonnard paintings are so wonderful. You know he had a gardner.
    Love daughters flowers. For several years I always bought flowers for the house from the market. The ones she bought are beyond fabulous. I adore Ranunculus ! Not a desert flower though but I have the Prickly Pear blooms that take their place in my garden.

    cheers, parsnip