29 Sep 2010 – Back in the UK
Mon: arrived back in Gatwick. Appreciations to David KRAUSE/Paul’s brother who met me and drove me to meet up with Paul, Lilian and their adorable princess Anabella/3yrs. Paul crossed my path when I moved to SIN 10yrs ago. He was then working for Philips and was in SIN quite often for work projects. Being an orchid fan, we became friends and it is always a pleasure to show SIN to him.
Tue: a delightful day in the Wisley Garden, Woking/Surrey.
The Glasshouse has a nice collection of orchids and other tropical flowers. The English certainly has a way to plant perfect gardens!
One of my favourites… the Alpine Display House.
Was fortunate to see the sculptures exhibited thru’ out the gardens. Thank you Lilian for taking me there and to Anabella for her patience and her willingness to walk many hours. Great to catch up and to meet Paul & family. Gratitude for all their hospitality. Grateful to David who drove me from and to Gatwick to Ashtead.
I sometimes wonder if the hand is not more sensitive to the beauties of sculpture than the eye. I should think the wonderful rhythmical flow of lines and curves could be more subtly felt than seen. Be this as it may, I know that I can feel the heart-throbs of the ancient Greeks in their marble gods and goddesses – Helen Keller