|Plants & Flowers at the Botanic Gardens. Photos by me.
|Koi and other fish - picture by Kawaii Keke-Chan
|Keke-Chan and H, photo by Koneko
There are steps in the tropical greenhouse leading up to a mezzanine all dripping with climbing plants and beautiful flowers, with fancy railings and even fancier metal furniture.
|Koneko, picture is, I think, by me.
|Koneko infront of the wishing fountain, picture by herself.
|Photo of me by Koneko
One interesting thing is that there is an artificial tree that has been built to grow the sort of rainforest plants that grow secondary on trees. The artificial tree is made from sustainably harvested cork, and rather twisty and fun. It has colourful flowers growing on it, and long strains of silvery, lace-like plants dripping from it. I don't know what the lacy plant is, but I would love to grow some myself as it looks quite magical.
|Koneko photo-bombing me. I forgot who took this pic!
|Photo by Kawaii Keke-Chan
In future I want to put together more outfits that aren't just all black and anachronistic, but more Gothic - more elements that tie to the usual motifs - skulls, bats, Gothic architecture, vampires, graveyards, ghosts, etc. as well as cuts that are more Gothic - things with lacing details, big bell sleeves, velvet, using spikes and studs as an accenting detail, etc. I think I need to slowly bing in more of my 'Goth' to my Lolita, making it really Gothic Lolita, not just a 'Goth in Lolita'!