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Wednesday Walk-Along at the Old Mill

















The Old Mill, Netherbury, Dorset.

Joining in with Wordless Wednesday.

And for somewhere completely opposite, join Mary in Kentucky at Walking My Path

I’d love you to leave a link to one of your walks, could be recent or archive, it would be great to be able to walk-along with you.

Wednesday Walk-Along in Netherbury

Here, as promised, a glimpse into the gardens of Netherbury. Such a quaint village, you just want to wrap it up and take it home with you. Quintessential Dorset, with views to the surrounding hills at every turn, and a cream tea at the end of it – what could be more perfect for a summer stroll, starting at the vertiginous steps leading down from the church ….. DSC_0583 and into the villageDSC_0584 with the invitation to enter some truly beautiful gardensDSC_0611 what is this little beauty?DSC_0588 I’d love to knowDSC_0590 gardens basking in the sunDSC_0591 DSC_0594 and here a mint bug, so shiny and jewel-likeDSC_0596 DSC_0601 and a lantern treeDSC_0599 DSC_0599with squidgy lanterns that felt all rubbery in the shrubbery.DSC_0600 … some neat ideas – like this one – sedums covering the log storeDSC_0602 always looking out to gorgeous viewsDSC_0603 or in to gorgeous viewsDSC_0609 and seeing delicate clematis I’ve never seen before, one was called MarjorieDSC_0612 aaah! ……. quiet corners in which to sitDSC_0614 rampant climbers tumbling over walls togetherDSC_0620 DSC_0621 take a sniff …..DSC_0622 ……  a heady mix of scentsDSC_0624 sweeping lawnsDSC_0625 sunny wallsDSC_0627 shady nooksDSC_0635 sunlight through acersDSC_0636 an old farmhouseDSC_0643and then on to the highlight ……. The Old Mill….. ………..    I’m going to save the photos of the Old Mill for a post all of its own – tantalising! yes! that place has lodged in my heart…….


for now you are in for a treat: go for a wonderfully interesting Walk-Along with RainbowJunkie around Old Sarum.

And an Arty walk along in Harlem Where have you been a-wandering? Please leave a link to your walk, it would be lovely to wander along with you where ever you are.

Update: From the Gardener’s World website- The mint leaf beetle, Chrysolina herbacea is a native, iridescent green beetle that feeds on the leaves of the mint family in the south of the UK. Both the adults and their fat, black larvae feast on the foliage.



mill stream standing still

loss of grain now peace the gain

inspiration flows


Ronovan hosts the Haiku Challenge: Prompt words INSPIRE and LOSS

Such a beautiful tribute from Edwina this week.


Jamie hosts the Photo Challenge: Prompt word GREEN

See Cathy’s ‘Green’, she has asked for a bit of help here; Jamie has delved into her archives, that’s what I like about this challenge, anything goes! Erika has grown some whoppers; Melissa has created magic with her Haiku, weaving in three aspects in a few short words and some wonderful ‘Green’ photos from the Emerald Isle; Garry’s Green.


I took the photo on Saturday, which was the most delicious day spent with my dear friends H ❤  and S ❤ , going round the amazingly varied and perfect Open Gardens in the lil ol’ village of Netherbury, West Dorset. This village is just like stepping into a period drama film set, and it was really showing off in the sunshine of Saturday. I do hope my photos do it justice – I will take you on a wander around the gardens tomorrow. The photo above is just a little taster – it is the old mill stream, with a glimpse of the old mill at the back, peeping through the trees. In use until the early 1950s the Mill has now been made into apartments – what a stunningly peaceful place to live, with over 6 acres of magnificent gardens.

Update 14.June.15: Ronovan’s Review:”Sandra of Wild Daffodil: Green. I like the image used and how she once again linked the two challenges together. An interesting source of ‘inspiration’ in this one in the words of the Haiku. I thought I would give one more little shout out to another growing community Sandra is a part of and one in which you can actually combine with the Haiku Challenge. It’s run through Blue Daisyz and it’s 52 Weeks of Photos. The great thing about this one is there is already a list of all 52 of the challenges at that link provided in blue. No, not the word Blue but the color blue. 🙂 I had to do that. Also our own Aran Island Girl is part of the photo challenge as well. I would say you could kill two challenges with one post but I don’t think that comes out quite right.”

Isn’t it great he gave us a shout out!!!

You can see all the reviews with links to the Haiku (over 40!) by clicking here.