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Windows

Welcome to the Monthly Meet-Up Photo Challenge, posted on the first Tuesday each month. The theme of  WINDOWS is running throughout the year.

To join in please leave a link to one of your posts which includes a photo of a window. The post can be current or archive – sometimes it is fun to look back through your photos and old posts and rediscover them.

Three from me today:

greenhouse shading

Greenhouse shading creating pattern and atmosphere at Kingston Lacy

A window lighting the stairwell at Greenway Housearched stairwell window at Greenway

And little Miss M painitng, looking out of my sitting room window a few weeks ago.

painting the view from the window

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I’m excited to see the windows you are sharing with us this month!

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Silent Sunday

Kingston Lacy

Fernery Fountain and Camellias

 

The charming little fountain in the Fernery at Greenway House in Devon

and some more of the gorgeous camellias

 

I hope you are not getting bored with Greenway House – as you can tell – I’m besotted!

In this You Tube clip, Agatha Christie’s grandson talks about the time he spent there.

Here’s another view of the house and its position on the banks of the River Dart, click on the photos to see them full screen.

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Along one of the high paths, a cute little cherry tree

so compact and absolutely covered with deep pink blossom

Joining Cee and her Flower of the Day

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Silent Sunday in Branscombe

old bakery, Branscombe

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Silent Sunday at Corfe Castle

Corfe Castle

500 miles with Granny

Kingston Lacy

This Summer it’s all about finding shade

Last Saturday I took Master R and Little Miss M to Kingston Lacy, where there is a lot of shady woodland to explore

conversations

I just love their enthusiasm for finding leaves and bugs and beetles and the conversations they have about nature interwoven with fantasy, dragons, monsters and fairies.

And they way they burst into exuberance when faced with a long stretch of path to run – “Race you!”

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Joyful days

The promise of ice cream

An iced coffee for Granny

Slow meanderings

And

Dappled light

dappled light

Kingston Lacy

Joining in with Cee’s Which Way Challenge

And Little Miss M and I clocked up another 2.5 miles towards our target of 500.

Other posts tracking our progress are  herehere.

and here

We have done 31.5 miles, only 468.5 miles to go! Can we do it!??!

It will be fun finding out!

I use Strava, an app on my iPhone, to record our distances. It is brilliant as we can see the map of our walks at the end of each one. The children have fun tracing our route and working out where we were.

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Will you be going on any walks this weekend?

 

 

In a Vase on Monday: Narcissi

buddha with narcissi

My lovely daughter picked these for me from her garden – their scent is soft with smells of Spring.

They sit with Buddha who is always surrounded by little bits and pieces given and gathered.

Last week I stayed in The Hayloft for a couple of days and this vase greeted me in the hall. narcissi and crochet

My Coastal Cosy blanket started to grow.

I am happy to highly recommend the Hayloft, it is the best Airbnb I’ve stayed in by far. Such a warm welcome, a generous welcome hamper and beautiful ambience. It is just a 4 minute drive from Nymans, which is a wonderful place to visit.Nymans, National Trust

Fascinating buildings, beautiful magnolias

trunk, pergola

and what a wisteria trunk! This pergola must be a dream to walk later in the year.

Now let’s go and see what Cathy has popped into her Vase this Monnday.