Crook House & Gardens~Nov 2019~part 2

Part 1 HERE In spite of the weather being meh, we had a wander around the gardens. Not many flowers at that time of year, but nice to see some garden features,foliage & berries. So, a nice day out, the pictures as always are embiggenable with a click, and there are more photo’s of Crook House HERE Stay home, stay well, stay frosty and stay tooned for our next adventure!

Washington Old Hall~July 2016 ~ Part 2

Part 1 HERE On with the tour of Washington Old Hall. In part 1 we were in the kitchen and dining room and now move on to the panelled room, where there are some beautiful examples of carved oak furniture and a precious collection of delft ware spanning three centuries. and how about this for a recipe book?! In old English the “s” is written as “f” so when you are ftewing your Bullock cheeks, you are in effect, stewing them! On to the first floor where we find No. 5 The Old Hall, a recreation of the home of the Bone…

Day 49~366

Should have posted this last night but had a very busy day off getting hair done and manicure, then monthly shopping in Asda.  The sun was out though it was cold, so I took some early morning shots in my garden to make sure I had something for the day. It’s sunny and cold again today, but have no appointments so am going for a walk in a little while, to see what I can find for day 50. My weather vane. Jasmine reaching for the sunshine and my garden tap (faucet for my USA buddies 🙂 ) I think…

The Howick Hall Gardens report ~part 2

Thought I’d crack on with this as I’m off to Holland tomorrow and won’t get chance to post for a few days unless I can figure out how to do it on the iPad. Part 1 and the history bit are HERE so this is basically just more pictures of dead flowers 😀 (I jest). After the Bog Garden we wandered around the rest of the gardens to the back of the Hall A lot of the grass had purple and white crocuses growing through which we thought really strange as they usually appear in spring, however it turns out they are…

The Howick Hall Gardens report ~ part 1

Our Indian Summer ended on Friday evening, and Sophie and I had planned on going to Howick Hall Gardens no Saturday. It was foggy and dull grey when we set off, and it remained grey and dull the whole day in spite of  telling each other it might brighten up in a bit. The good news is that it was fine weather to employ the 60mm fuji macro lens, soft light combined with no wind.  So  first…ta.dah…. The Edumacation. Earl Grey is a famous guy if you drink the tea he invented, and Howick Hall was his ancestral gaff. The tea was…

Mount Grace Priory~ part 6

Of course when there is such a garden as the one at Mount Grace you  have to get the macro lens in full swing on the camera, it would be rude not to. 🙂 My 60mm macro does quite a good job I think. And this ends my outing to the priory, a lovely day for me to remember and fun to be out with Sophie. Hope my WPeeps have had a good weekend, am off to Scotland to work tomorrow, hope to get a few views through the camera 🙂 laters gaters 😉

Mount Grace Priory~part 5

After we visited the house and the priory we explored the estate which has a beautiful garden and also area with a lake and wildflowers.    you can maybe tell I quite liked the Japanese maples! Further out from the beautifully kept gardens, is a kind of wilderness area where we saw geese and duck families.. It was at this point I knew I had to purchase a longer zoom lens!! These shots are all taken with the 18-55mm kit lens. You can see the babies better if you click on the pictures. Next time will be the last trip to MGP,…