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.
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
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
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!”
The promise of ice cream
An iced coffee for Granny
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 here, 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.
Will you be going on any walks this weekend?
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.
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.
Fascinating buildings, beautiful magnolias
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.
The Kaffe Fassett exhibition, currently on at Mottisfont, Hampshire is beautifully staged.
Some of the rooms are light and bright and some are dimly lit with rich and cosy colours – so dark it was difficult to take photos of the wonderful quilting.
My entry in our One-a-week Photo Challenge.
Please leave a link to your entry in the comments.
sweet scents of childhood
in green lanes
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Ronovan in the weekly Haiku Challenge. This week’s prompts: SWEET and SCENT
The photo is of Master R, taken in summer 2016 at Kingston Lacy, one of our favourite places for a day out.
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