Monthly Archives: July 2013

Daily Post – Daily Prompt A-Z: Orderly

This is my first post in this series and I have opted to go for the photographic option; so my humble offering of “Orderly” is: Pink Paraffin Red Fire Buckets Yellow Silk  Reels Advertisements

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Masterpiece

This was a difficult one, there are so many things that could be classed a masterpiece but this came to mind from earlier this year, nature at its best and a bit of a respite from the current heat wave! … Continue reading

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Self Seeding is Hot Stuff

This is my 100th blog post! To celebrate this milestone this post is all about a very special private garden in the South Downs.  I was fortunate enough to be able to visit by appointment as part of the National … Continue reading

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A hotbed of political intrigue at the forefront of fashion

A couple of weeks ago I made a visit to Ham House, near Richmond in London.  It was a very warm day but the walk up to the house from the car park was pleasant through an avenue of shady … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Fresh

This is my first post as part of the Weekly Photo Challenge. This week the theme is “Fresh” which is something maybe we’d all like to feel in this current sticky hot spell. I chose this photo of a beautiful … Continue reading

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Hot at Hever

Making the most of the current spell of warm weather it seemed a good opportunity to have a look at Hever Castle in Kent (www.hevercastle.co.uk), the childhood home of Anne Boleyn (decapitated 2nd wife of [good?] King Henry VIII).  Like … Continue reading

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There’s a Porcupine in the Garden!

Finally we have some nice weather and what better way to spend a day than strolling around a beautiful garden, and they don’t come much better than the garden at Penshurst Place near Tonbridge in Kent. (www.penshurstplace.com). Penshurst Place There … Continue reading

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