02.12.2006 - 02.12.2006
I went to Kew Gardens today with Gabriella and Frances. I've been meaning to go ever since our science professor mentioned it in class, and since this is our last weekend (sniff) I figured it was about time to get off my lazy butt and go. The reason it has taken so long for me to go is that it closes as 4 in the winter and is an hour-long tube ride away, which means we had to wake up early. It turned out to be worth it, though. We started in a greenhouse with tropical plants and a mini aquarium downstairs. It was nice and warm compared to the outside; my camera lens fogged up because of the humidity. We took lots of plant pictures and watched a walking fish. Then we went to another greenhouse with cacti and carnivorous plants, among other things. We also spent time wacthing ducks on the pond and walking through a rock garden. We found some plants nicknamed "felted pepperface" and "monkey puzzle" and decided that botanists must have tons of fun insulting each other. We stopped by the gift shop, then ran back outside because we spotted a peacock chillin' by the window. It was a lovely day, except for the bloody goose head we saw in this fox's mouth on our way out.