Thursday

Weekend trip ...

We stayed in The lake District - last weekend .
and here are my shots .
Lake Windermere - on a misty but warm early afternoon .
This was a view we had when we walked
down from our hotel that was situated nearside it .






The view we had from our room .






And another view further up the lake .

sunday we spent a delightful few hours

at Levens Hall and Gardens ...

of which we were not disappointed with at all !

It is an old edwardian house from 13th century -

and as usual - you could not take inside photo`s .

But i think the topiary gardens speak for themselves










me underneath a shaped yew tree !

And me taking a photo from underneath it .




Wild garden patch - and there was also
a vegetable plot . As the house is still lived in .




A pair of bronze fighting stags . Which were padlocked
to the ground - so they wouldn`t be taken ..

And a bronze statue of a girl looking upon a
small fountain .This was done by Anne Curry
who i have not heard about myself , but she does
many bronze sculptures .
It was feast for the eyes visiting this place ,
especially if you are into plants and gardening .
I hope you can appreciate it too - through my
pictures !!


5 comments:

Sherry said...

Another lovely spot Carolyn...you look very comfy under that yew tree...could you imagine how many gardeners it takes to keep that area looking as it does?!? And I love the view, (we have a Windemere here in northern Ontario, probably a name chosen from "your" Windemere, and a Windemere Avenue in Toronto) .. but I'm also taken with this sculpture by Anne Curry...quite lovely!

Rhondamum said...

Oh my goodness! I love this place. Wish I could take the girls there. They would love it so much. Maybe one day... thanks for sharing yet another one of your great adventures!

xoxo

Meggie said...

What a lovely place to spend the weekend, Carolyn. The garden photos are fabulous!

Lynn said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!!!! I can so appreciate the beauty of all the things you gazed your eyes upon that weekend. I can live it all through you, since I have not been anywhere this entire summer.

crooked heart art~tabby said...

hi carolyn
ohhhh you take the most marvelous trips-this place is fantastic-i love topiary and i can't believe that the house is still lived in
just beautiful
as always thanks for sharing a bit of your country with us
enjoy your day
tammy