Saturday was very much a mother cooking and mother taxiing kind of day with a little bit of spare time to get out in the sunshine to pick some of the Bramley apples off the tree. Sunday however we were able to take off and visit one of my favourite National Trust properties which is a photographer's dream location.
Stourhead House and Gardens is located in beautiful rolling Wiltshire countryside. The star attraction is the landscaped gardens and lake which looks fabulous all year round but perhaps late spring and autumn are the most popular times. It was landscaped by Capability Brown and consists of temples, grottoes and ornate trees in the most picturesque surroundings.
Well you may have got the message that I love it there. I am sorry if I bored the pants off you last week with all the details and photos of my Exmoor exploits but this week it will be Stourhead. I have plans for 5 in 5 tomorrow (a day late) and Pairs on Wednesday. So if you can stand it watch this space!
So for this miserable Monday morning here are some reflections from Stourhead lake.
The iconic bridge which you see as soon as you enter.
The beginning of the Autumn colour changes.
A swan and her cygnet.
Families having fun.
The far side of the bridge.
A temple from afar.
The boat house which as you walk past it you hardly know is there.
Finally back to the beginning and that photogenic vista.
I hope you all had a great weekend and enjoy your week wherever you are.