We've been making the most of the last days of summer this year and decided to visit some more National Trust properties. First stop was Hidcote Manor Gardens in Gloucestershire......designed and created by the horticulturist Lawrence Johnston in the Arts & Crafts style, it is made up of exquisite garden rooms, each one possessing its own special character.
We stayed overnight at a wonderful B&B called The Kissing Gate in the nearby village of Ebrington. It's one of the cleanest, most beautifully decorated places I've ever stayed in. (If you're interested you can read my review on Trip Advisor). The house is fairly new but Ebrington is a traditional Cotswold village with many beautiful thatched cottages. We had dinner at the Ebrington Arms...gorgeous place!
The next day we visited Chipping Campden and Broadway.......
and finally Snowshill Manor....my favourite place of all. You can read about it here.
I haven't forgotten about 'the mystery photo' from my last post :-)
Heather was absolutely right when she guessed waterlily seed pod.
We spotted these little green 'bottles' bobbing around on our local canal ......
I found a picture of the flower on Wikimedia Commons....you can see the seed pod starting to grow in the centre.
So there you go...well done Heather!
I taught a mixed-media collage class last week at the Beetroot Tree and met a new blogging friend there called Donna. We've 'known' each other for a while through the Suzi Blu classes, but only recently became aware that we lived fairly near to each other. You can see the scrummy collage she created on her blog here.
I showed some of my examples on this blog post...here's another I did for the class; this one is mounted onto wood so is actually finished!
The others are waiting patiently for DH to get his special electric saw out and cut up some more wood......
And FINALLY (are you still here?) .......a Peachy update. He stayed with us last weekend -
and he's growing too quickly......
"I'm sure I fitted into this box last time I stayed here......."