Thursday, September 13, 2012

Saturday Stroll

One of our favorite things to do on a lazy Saturday in London is to go for a stroll, so one day this summer we made a delivery to a friend near Little Venice, then meandered down the waterway in search of something to grace our day.

We eventually ended up at the gates of Regents Park which beckoned us in. I blogged about Regents Park 3 years ago, which you can read about here if you choose, but this time

instead of a lot of history and facts,

I thought I would just share some of the beauty

that we experienced that day.

We definitely were in the mindset of stopping and smelling the roses,

because their beauty was absolutely captivating

and so fragrant as well.

These were some of my very favorites.

It was important to look up and around, because there were roses everywhere, some 30,000 of 400 different varieties--oops! There I go again giving you facts, 

when I promised you beauty.

Wouldn't a wedding reception be unbelievable in a setting like this? The celebration of this lucky couple with their family and friends seemed even sweeter amidst the roses.

As the raindrops started to fall, we headed out of the park under our umbrellas

to another favorite hang-out, Marylebone High Street,  where we could duck in and out of  little shops to avoid the showers.

And as it rained, in we went--to one of my favorite shops where the day ended on a high note.

Beauty comes in all forms--flowers and pottery both, don't you agree?


  1. I adore Regent's Park, Debi! But I have never seen it looking as beautiful as it does in these photos. You got the roses at their peak! And that photo of you among them is possibly my favorite of you ever. And to end the day shopping – perfect! Can't wait to get back to my favorite city.

    Thank you as always for the wonderful tour.

  2. You had me at sight of the first rose!
    I can only imagine the view as well as
    the fragrance!
    Safe travels friend.

  3. Wow, I don't think I've ever seen so many pretty roses all in one place and I live in London? The very pale pink ones are stunning, not that I would have the first idea what each of them are called... Yes, the rain - the great British Summer, eh? ;-) Hope you're well. Thanks for still reading and commenting on my blog. xo

  4. I have taken many guests on the barge that runs from Little Venice to Camden. Love sharing a quiet side of London. We were in Regents Park 2 weeks ago. Love the roses and could not get enough of them! Also love Marlebone High Street!!! Thanks for sharing, Debi!

  5. Your photos of the roses were outstanding. I can almost smell them.

  6. i just love your london photos and will miss them!
    my daughter is studying there for the next 10
    weeks and is SO excited!

  7. What a wonderful way to spend a Saturday Debbie. The Sunday Farmers Market in Marylebone is one of my favourites. I love a Sunday breakfast of Egg'n'Soldiers at Le Fromagerie or a Mushroom sandwich from 'The Mushroom Man' in the Market! Yum! Your rose photos are a delight.

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