I’ve been rather busy at work lately, hence the silence and I’ve also been busy out and about too. This weekend I went via train to the picturesque town of Knaresbrough.
The first trio of images are taken from the castle looking over the River Nidd. The middle trio, well can you guess which is the real door (the others are actually painted). It is painted in the style of trompe l’oeil, (French: “deceive the eye”) in painting, the representation of an object with such verisimilitude as to deceive the viewer concerning the material reality of the object.
The bottom trio are the views just as you get off the station and walk towards the river Nidd.
Today definitely felt Autumnal. The sun was low and bright, there was a chill in the air and leaves from the Horse Chestnut trees looked like a carpet of golden brown. Squirrels running round the trees and over the cycle track, whilst rabbits watched on from a distance. This was taken this morning and I longed to stay longer but I was on duty at work which meant I could only stop for a few minutes.
Hope you are all having a great Bank Holiday (UK) weekend? I’m having a lovely one: the weather could be a bit sunnier but at least it’s dry.
I’ve spent most of the weekend in the garden and my garden project is nearly complete, I’ll put a before and after up later on.
May 1st and Breezy Knees Gardens in Warthill are open again for the season. Lots of pretty blossom on the trees and lots of flowers in bloom. I can’t wait to see how the gardens change throughout the year. A quick video of part of my visit. Let me know if you want to see more like this.
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A few images from my camera phone from today. I visited National Trust property Goddard’s this afternoon. The garden looked stunning in their April colours and blossoms.
Goddard’s has five acres of garden rooms to walk through that used to be owned by the family on the outskirts of York city center. More pictures from my visit from my ‘big’ camera to follow.
The gardens are divided into rooms as a nod to the arts and crafts style inspiration. The idea behind the rooms was that of a continuation of the house extending beyond the walls and into the garden. The outdoor rooms, similarly to those in the house, each perform a separate function with hedges and shrubs providing the structure.
Running across the back of the house is certainly one of the most spectacular rooms of the garden, coming alive with Delphiniums, Sedums and brightly coloured Rudbeckia blooms in late summer.
As promised a few pictures from my walk around the Bar Walls in York (mainly of The Minster). It was a little bit damp and busy, I left my ‘big’ camera at home and opted to use my phone camera instead.
It’s been a sunny but windy weekend. Getting back into the garden is a great feeling but I’ve embarked on a sitting out project which has made be think that it wasn’t such a good idea! It’ll work out fine but I’m looking at the mess and thinking ‘oh dear!’
The trees are looking fab as Spring fever has well and truly got a hold, loving that the garden is suddenly springing into life & colour.