Saturday, 30 March 2013

Round and Round the Garden

Today we thought we would all blow the cobwebs out of heads and hearts, a fraught week in the sense it's end of term and nerves are getting frayed.we decided to go to Calke Abbey and amble round the garden, it's the house and garden where time stood still as if the Head Gardener has just popped out for a crafty homemade cider and will be back any minute. Also I am reminded of that beloved children's classic by Frances Hodgeson Burnett "Secret Garden".

I always go to National  Trust properties with the thought its only me going there it my secret world , this of course is not true but it's what I imagine. My son is getting taller now though he's growing up and the baby years are behind us and he's childhood is hurtling along at an alarming rate he will forever and always be my son.









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29 comments:

  1. I was there just the other week, and boy was it cold! But the Pear, Chocolate and Hazelnut pudding in the restaurant soon warmed me up :)

    Angela

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    1. We also retreated to the restaurant and was warmed up by hit chocolate and a scone .:)

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  2. What a terrific place. I really love the photos and each one seems to tell a story

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  3. I love these photos, you make garden 'junk' look really cool

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  4. Some great pictures and a lovely reason to visit!

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  5. That looks like a fab selection of garden tools! I love NT places too and am enjoying exploring the Devon ones now. Love the photo's. The last two particularly. Great perspectives x

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  6. These are terrific photos. It really does look like somewhere frozen in time. We are big NT fans too.

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  7. It does look like the "The Secret Garden" and the pictures give you a sense of stepping back in time.

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  8. I love national trust properties! great pictures :-) x

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  9. we have national trust and historic scotland memberships, I could wander for hrs and loose myself.
    Love the effect the last picture has in its simplicity.
    I hear what your saying about your son, as mine have grown and flown they have all come back at some point needing me to be their mummy in ways they never did as children.

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  10. I love the pictures you've taken of the tools - all very atmospheric.

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  11. what interesting photos with a mix of colour and textures and great shapes, and so much history in each one too. The last two almost have a 3d quality about them i see you had some more snow!!
    happy easter x

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  12. We are off to a National Trust venue today - just haven't decided which one!!

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  13. Looks Lovely, we love visiting Natural Trusts also...still debating if we are today or not or visiting a place working hard to raise the money to rebuild it x

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  14. A really interesing and unusual set of pictures

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  15. lovely photos, the great thing with national trust properties is that not only are they generally fabulous but they also almost certainly have a coffee shop with CAKE!

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  16. I love your description certainly makes it all sounds so magical!

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  17. Beautiful photos- definitely takes me back to 'The Secret Garden' too.

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  18. Beautiful photos I love national trust properties too

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  19. The colours in those photos are phenomenal, i love all the powdery blues.

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  20. what an interesting mix of photos with amazing colours

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  21. Absolutely gorgeous set of photos, I love seeing the original items used, they make for a great photograph.

    That's for linking up.

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  22. As always, these are fantastic photos and they really capture the day. Make the most of these days, I know you do- but like you say, they go so fast!
    xx

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  23. I used to love visiting NT properties until I became pretty much housebound, our Sundays and holidays were full of trips to some unforgettable gems. Love the pictures, brings back many happy memories.

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  24. The muted colours are lovely. Fantastic photos as always.

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  25. Amazing photos,especially the last one

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