A winter visit to ROSEMOOR

It’s been a few years since I last went to the winter sculpture trail at RHS Rosemoor, so I jumped at it when my friend sue suggested it. It was a bit of a bleak day weather wise, grey and overcast and with cold showers that quickly sent us in for coffee and mocha cake. Flashes of bright winter sun and rainbows kept us smiling, as did the sculpture.

Sue and I share some favourites on show, the snail makes us both smile, but the fish that she’s keen on isn’t for me. I’ve admired the work of the creator of the three ladies below for a long time, if I could afford it and had space I’d buy them!

This striking piece above stands just before you enter the main garden, I think the RHS have commissioned it for Rosemoor.

But it might be this one, we were struggling with sideways rain at that point!

On through the garden, there were pieces that would fit anywhere,

We headed to the lake, a tranquil place in all seasons.

Then a sideways diversion to the veggie garden, to shelter from a shower again.


Via this little path, isn’t the light gorgeous?

and then this graceful creature watched quietly as we strolled to Lady Anne’s house.

We had a little walk in Lady A’s garden, but it was gone 3pm and hadn’t eaten a thing since sharing the cake at 11.30, but this is one of the pretty paths she created.

Of course, we’d missed lunch, but instead we shared a savoury afternoon tea of cheese scone with local chutney and posh crisps.

In case you’re wondering, my favourite sculpture this year are the beautitul pine cones!

For the first time in ages, I’m sharing this stroll with lovely Jo for her Monday Walks.

Have a good week.

Pointing west

March 31st, where did the month go? Becky’s been hosting her March Square challenge and most of my squares have been pointy, rather than jagged, spiny, prickly or bristled. As I’ve missed lots of days I thought I’d post  6 squares today, all of them taken in my beloved Devon and Dorset.

 

All my entries are pointy, let me know if they’re not obvious.

With many thanks to Becky for a great challenge, there’s been so many fabulous photos.

Lens Artist Challenge

Patti, do you remember the song Fijian Girl? Your photos reminded me, but I know that shows my age!

Here are my ‘Nature’ photos for Patti’s Lens Artist Challenge this week.

If you stretch your imagination, you might see the M that I see, M for Meg who will like this cliff in north Devon.

This tiny snail is perfectly formed, a young Fibonacci in the making.

One of England’s prettiest wild flowers, and one with medicinal properties, containing digitalin.

I captured a magical vertical cloud.

Also for Meg, the odd place on the south Devon coast where the white chalk stone of Beer ends and the red sandstone of Seaton begins.

Join Patti here.

 

Back to Dartmoor

A few weeks before Christmas I posted some photos taken on an afternoon trip to the moor, At the time I said I’d be back with a few more, but then l forgot.

I asked if anyone could guess the location, only Jude would have a vague idea, but she was a few miles out.

Think Hounds of the Baskervilles!

Yes, it’s Houndtor, my favourite place on Dartmoor.Well, one of two, or three!