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.
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Tagged allium, Dorset, garden, garden sculpture, iris, Netherbury, path, primula, Wednesday Walk-along, Wordless Wednesday
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 ….. and into the village with the invitation to enter some truly beautiful gardens what is this little beauty? I’d love to know gardens basking in the sun and here a mint bug, so shiny and jewel-like and a lantern tree with squidgy lanterns that felt all rubbery in the shrubbery. … some neat ideas – like this one – sedums covering the log store always looking out to gorgeous views or in to gorgeous views and seeing delicate clematis I’ve never seen before, one was called Marjorie aaah! ……. quiet corners in which to sit rampant climbers tumbling over walls together take a sniff ….. …… a heady mix of scents sweeping lawns sunny walls shady nooks sunlight through acers an old farmhouseand 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
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.
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