Thursday, 31 January 2013

Flowers and More Flowers

Having feasted our eyes on Gainsborough paintings we came across another feast for the eyes as we drove through Halstead. This small town not far from home had been awarded a prize for 
'Britain in Bloom'
I just had to park the car and get out my camera

Beautiful Summer flowers everywhere

Saturday, 26 January 2013

Gainsborough's House

Let's leave the snow behind and re-visit the Summer

We are on our way home from our cottage and stop for coffee in Sudbury

where we visit the birthplace house of the great eighteenth-century painter Thomas Gainsborough (1727-1788)

The back of the house and garden

The 400 year old Black Mulberry Tree in the background

The house is now a museum

I still have lots of posts from last Summer - I'll get there eventually

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Get Out of the House!

Get out of the house!
This is what I said to myself late Sunday afternoon
I think everybody else had gone home
Living on a hill, and being a side road, our road, that I have just turned out of was alive with children (and some adults) sledging for most of the afternoon
Turns the road into a sheet of ice when it freezes overnight
Can't complain - I'll repost my own misdemeanour's at the end! 

The first turn right takes me into our local park
so blessed to have this on my doorstep

This is me trying to stop myself while forgetting to pull on the break
I used my foot instead and spun around

Sunday, 20 January 2013

No Explanation!

Now let's go for a wander around the garden

Snow on ice on the pond

It has snowed all day and
Lots more snow to come