My parents came to visit today and we went by boat along the Thames to the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew. There is so much to see, it was vegetation and texture overload! Note-taking is not my strong point however and I have no idea what either of these plants is called. The slightly decomposing fruit may not be conventionally beautiful but I love all the texture and the little juicy nodules. Almost jewel like? Actually it makes me want to start making something with the smoooth ruby beads sitting on my work bench.