Thursday Doors: Secret Garden, Secret Door

I was enjoying a day out at Buckland Abbey and came across this lovely door: It's an entrance to a secret garden that is on the grounds.  Beautiful, but not really easy to photograph, lots of dark shadows.  Here is one of the original shots: The color of the flowers in the original is lovely but a... Continue Reading →


Weekly Photo Challenge: Local

If you follow this blog you know that I moved over the summer. Again. I move a lot. So I wouldn't say that I really have experienced being a local. What I like about moving though is the chance to act like a local in a lot of different places. And it's this faking being... Continue Reading →

Weekly Photo Challenge: Edge

I was walking the grounds at Wimpole Estate this past weekend and took this photo of the gardens that are behind the house: While I think it is pretty, the word that comes to mind for this scene is ostentatious.  I can't help feeling that part of the reason for the estate was to show... Continue Reading →

Weekly Photo Challenge: Mirror

When I sit down to edit photos, the actual editing is usually not the first step.  Chances are that I have been thinking about the photo for awhile. It is my habit to flip through my photos after I have downloaded them and then go and do something else before starting the process.  I find... Continue Reading →

Weekly Photo Challenge: Rare

This summer has been a busy one. I've missed out on several weeks of blogging due to a move. But this past week week, I missed out because I was on holiday.  I was in Wales for the week.  I don't know about you, but when I think of Wales, I don't usually think of... Continue Reading →

Weekly Photo Challenge: Look Up

Walking around the Wimpole Estate this weekend, I'll admit I was struck by the size and grandeur of the place, but I was more drawn to the details.  This clock was one of the many furnishings that caught my attention: Conveniently placed on a mantelpiece that had a mirror behind it, the photo shows some... Continue Reading →

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