Thursday, 13 May 2010

Tranquility


This week didn't start too well for me ( pouring boiling water down my leg and taking one of many trips to A+E was not the best start ) but it has picked up as the week has gone on, so I thought that I would take you on a beautiful walk that I had a couple of weeks ago and try to capture and re-live some of the peace, beauty and tranquility of the amazing estate that is Dartington. I often visit here as it's almost on my doorstep and is always changing.
This is the Great Hall... the place of many a concert, wedding or other function....
In the middle of April, the lawns were covered in the most beautiful crocuses... they really carpeted the place, but now the blossom is the biggest, showiest I have ever seen....
The branches were just groaning with the weight of it......

Tiered lawn......

Wonderful scented clematis....
This is my favourite part of the whole little stroll..... the magnolia walk..... it is absolutely stunning!



More signs that Spring is here......


There are a couple of these little structures throughout the estate...... What a perfect place for a studio... don't you think?

Just look at that heather.... I'm not really a fan of heather, but I've never seen it this flamboyant!... Some one will now tell me it's not heather?!
I love this little hose too... it always makes me think about the three bears cottage.....

I just had to give you another look at that stunning blossom.....

There wasn't that good... don't you feel relaxed? I certainly do!

Don't forget... take a peek at the 'workshops' tab at the top of the blog and treat yourself to a sewing or jewellery making session with me at China Blue.
I gave the staff a taster session on Wednesday evening and they loved it.... lots of oooohing and ahhing... and loads of beautiful jewellery being created. They all wore their pieces to work the next day and were buzzing about it.

Off to tend to the BBQ now... not getting too close though!!!!

Have a lovely, warm, sunny weekend.

Yvonne xxxx

2 comments:

KC'sCourt! said...

Dartington is a really beautiful tranquil place isn't it? I was hoping to be there today in the wonderful sunshine
Julie xxxxxxx

Rosie said...

Poor you, that sounds very painful. It's bad enough when iv'e burnt my arm a tiny bit when taking things out of the oven, hope you get better soon. Lovely photo's and yes, what a lovely spot for a studio! x