The Goodhart collection

Montacute House is Somerset has an exhibition of some of the 300 samplers collected by Doctor Douglas Goodhart since the 1950’s. The good doctor gathered together an internationally important collection, dating back to the 16th century.

I visited Montacute for one of my birthmonth days out last weekend, not knowing they were there. Had I  known I might just have taken a tripod, because flash photography was not allowed, hence the quality of these photos is disappointing, but you can get an idea of how beautiful they are.

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As some of you know I love mermaids, and I’m not the only one here, so this is my favourite.

And this last one is so precious, see the date?
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Weekly Photo Challenge, Pure

Jen H says,

For this week’s challenge, share a photo of something pure — it can be a person, an object, or a moment. “Pure” can convey wholesomeness, something undiluted, or simplicity.

Pure is the theme of this weeks photo challenge at the Daily Post.

I can’t pinpoint why this photo evokes a sense of purity for me, it just does.

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Of course a white flower will always do the trick.
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And this rustic cross is pure simplicity.
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You can join in with Jen’s challenge at the Daily Post here.