Black and white challenge- Pretty pavillion


Southill village cricket pavillion, Southill Park estate and a very relaxing game of cricket taking place on the green. A lovely place to enjoy a cup of tea.

Southill village cricket pavillion, Southill Park estate and a very relaxing game of cricket taking place on the green. A lovely place to enjoy a cup of tea.

I took this photo (originally in colour) about three Sundays ago. We were visiting the Southill Park estate in Bedfordshire as it was open to the public as part of the National Gardens scheme: Bedfordshire Open Gardens.  The sceme raises money by charging a small entrance fee to the gardens, selling plants and of course cream teas.

We were early, so leaving my husband to chat to a few other garden enthusiasts,  I wandered off with my camera and came across this delightful, typically English scene of cricket being played on the village green. I just love the thatched pavillion which fits perfectly with the many old thatched cottages in the Whitbread family estate village. Actually I prefer the shot in monochrome because it looks nostagic.

Many thanks to Cee for providing this challenge. You can see more like this by looking at her blog

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Radiant Wild Roses


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Radiant wild roses,

Romantically

Reminiscent of

Fairy summer balls

Where lemon scented garlands

Twist and twirl,

Adoringly adorning

Dewy curves.

Angels’ breath


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We sat quietly last night upon a hill and watched the sun go down, reflecting on our fathers and watching daughters and sons walking with their fathers enjoying a rather special evening.  I heard many bells ringing and owls hooting as the sun melted into the soft blanket and then darkness fell.

Angels breath floats

On tangerine waves

Over turquoise seas

As serenity breathes.

Celebrating Midsummer 2015


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Walking in a midsummer meadow with bare feet…

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Having fun feeling the grass tickling our noses….

Summer Solstice 15Love summer…love nature…love life!

Everywhere we’ve been this summer for our walks have inspired me to celebrate nature with my camera. Many thanks to my beautiful border collies for their company and putting up with me spending time taking photos when they wanted to play ball. 🙂

Masquerading Veiled Fairies


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Masquerading veiled fairies

Dance in a cascading

Mane

As radiant stamens

Parade their flames.

The  dogs and I love to walk in our local nature reserve; I call it the Fairy Woodland because it really is a special place to sit and enjoy magical moments such as the delicate scent of mingled blossom from a dew drop, a tiny Blue butterfly sunning its wings on a buttercup, a cuckoo and at dusk the eerie cry of a barn owl.

Happy first day of June everyone.  🙂