Counting apples on Heritage Open Day
And a few pears too! I was at Durham Old Gardens. Where better for a Heritage event than with these ancient fruit trees and an old stone wall?
Midway through Becky’s September Squares challenge. Hope you are all In the Pink! It’s my ambition in life to be two steps behind Debbie. She takes Six Words to the loveliest heights. Wishing you all a great Saturday!
The eccentricity of an English summer
Last Sunday we attended a charity event in the magnificent grounds of Aske Hall, in North Yorkshire. Situated in beautiful countryside, near the village of West Gilling, we had no idea of the high jinks in store. Meet the cast!
Always trouble when this guy’s about!
Palatial Aske Hall
The terrace looks down on a croquet lawn
Agapanthus or Alice?
Just a hint of pink?
Beautifully framed planter
Vines (yes, there were grapes!)
Rhyme me a riddle
Who can resist ‘hook a duck’?
I was rubbish with the bean bags
He was a bit better with the hoops
In the pink?
The view down to the lake. It’s quite a place, and incidentally, was open for the Heritage Open Days this week. One of many, isn’t it, Becky? Just three pink squares this week. Did you spot them? I’m worn out with climbing all the stairs, but Debbie’s having great fun. Hope you’ve got your Six Words ready? Have a happy Saturday, everyone!
Tickled Pink on the Yorkshire Moors
There’s no resisting it! It’s time for September Squares with Becky. I was amusing myself at Poet’s Cottage garden centre, in the North Yorkshire village Lealholm, last week. Check the captions. Do these fit the bill for In the Pink?
Not so amused!
Could these two be In the Pink?
A blush of pink
A hint of pink
On a more serious subject, lifeboats do an amazing job, don’t they? I live by the sea and am in awe of the courage and skill the crews exhibit. Join Debbie with Six Words and watch the video. And have a happy Saturday!
A lovely surprise in my Inbox!
I just have to share the generosity of Brian Butler on his blog Travel Between the Pages. Celebrating 3000 posts over 8 years, he launched a giveaway and I was the lucky recipient. There’s something very beautiful about old books, and London is a favourite subject of mine. A publisher and dealer in antique books, Brian often makes me smile. Sharing the love this Saturday, with just a little more than Six Words. Not so verbose as Debbie. Have a wonderful weekend!
It wouldn’t be Summer without Saltburn!
I’m sure they need no introduction. (6) The yarn bombers efforts for 2018. (6) I’ve never seen it so busy! (6 more)
Awesome, aren’t they? Every year they pull it off! Recognise a few characters? Sorry I’ll not have much time to chat this weekend. We have a house viewing then we’re off up the coast to celebrate our anniversary. Don’t forget your Six Words, will you, and have a great weekend! See you Monday!
Taking time to relax in Tavira.
You knew I couldn’t resist it, didn’t you? I feel relaxed just looking at these. Warm summer evenings in Tavira. Magical moments.
I can just squeeze this in before the next Lens Artists Photo Challenge. Thanks, Amy! I wonder what’s coming next? I couldn’t possibly disagree with Debbie this week. Got your Six Words ready? Wishing you a happy Saturday, and rain for those who need it.
Kynren – an epic tale of England!
The pageantry begins
Setting the scene
A charioteer leads the procession
And the support act!
From one local extravaganza to another! Last week, the Tall Ships. This week, I give you Kynren. Performed by a cast of locals and volunteers, in the grounds of Auckland Castle, Bishop Auckland, I was enormously impressed. A history of England, the action was fast-paced. I apologise that many of my shots are blurred. Please follow the captions.
A pleasant evening stroll leads down to the grounds
Beyond the lake, the Tribune awaits
And ‘cast members’ enjoy a snack
A dramatic sunset heralds the performance
Children arrive with paper birds
Making a run for it!
Halt! Who goes there?
Jousting- too quick to catch!
Banners aloft, it’s time to go
For an hour and a half the action unfolded before our eyes, building to a crescendo of lazer beams and fireworks. It was beautifully done.
Astounding moment when Stephenson’s ‘Rocket’ chuffs in!
And then the riders gallop wildly past
Followed sedately by coach and horses
A very grand affair
A crescendo of fireworks and dazzle
And then a hush, as the smoke fades to pink haze
2,000 years of history, myth and legend, performances run until 15th September. Meanwhile, Debbie has some exciting news to share in her Six Words this Saturday. Why not join her? Have a happy weekend!