Rudyard Kipling’s Garden

We spent some time down in Rottingdean today which gave me another chance to try my hand at photographing flowers. We visited the Rudyard Kipling gardens. Kipling lived in Rottingdean for many years, and the local preservation society now maintains his (extensive) garden. Beautiful they may be, but I still struggle to get decent shots of flowers!


Flower in Kipling’s Garden, Rottingdean


Flower spike in Kipling’s Garden, Rottingdean

Those are the only one I’m posting from there, but I did get some flowers in among the moorhens at the village pond.

lily pads

Lily pads at Rottingdean Pond

juvenile moorhen

Juvenile moorhen and lily pad at Rottingdean pond

Back home, the badgers are still around, and I got some good shots late last night. Here’s one to be going on with.


Badger scoffing peanuts

Camera note: all Rottingdean photos taken with the Canon 7D Mark II and EF70-300mm 4.5-5.6 DO IS lens. I used the EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM for the badger.

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  1. Darko July 20, 2015 at 1:53 pm #

    Are those two flowers tropical? I don’t recognize them, don’t even recall seeing them anywhere in Europe. Not that I am some kind of expert anyway 😀

    Alien birds are out and about 😀

    • Words July 21, 2015 at 7:19 pm #

      I’m hopeless with identifying flowers and can’t find anything that tells me what’s in the garden (though they do have a very fragrant rose garden there as well). I wonder if they come from India (it would make sense, being Kipling).