Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Wednesday Stuff... More from Batsford

I love going to Batsford Arboretum.

I love the way it changes through the seasons, from an oasis of lush greenery in spring and summer to a backdrop of vibrant red, bronze and orange when the trees take on their autumn colours. I love its meandering pathways, its tranquility, and its beautiful setting in the Cotswolds. I couldn't think of a nicer place to have a birthday picnic with two excellent friends on a hot Sunday in May.

Here are a few more images from our outing there last weekend.

Alliums
Alliums...

At Batsford Arboretum
Stone bridge...


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Foo Dog and wild flowers...

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Japanese Bridge...

Acer with sunlight
Sunlight through a Japanese Maple...

At Batsford Arboretum
...and a Maple against a gorgeous blue sky...

At Batsford Arboretum
Cath amidst a sea of wild garlic...
obviously we didn't want to spend much time 
with her after this...

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Cath and Helen being terribly symmetrical
at the Japanese rest house...

Cath
Cath beneath the trees...
Taken in open shade with a silver reflector.

13 comments:

Laloofah said...

These are absolutely gorgeous! You've made me fall in love with Batsford Arboretum as well, and I'm always tickled to see the photographic results of another of your visits there. I'd go there every chance I got too!

LOL about not wanting to spend much time with Cath after she loitered amongst the wild garlic, but at least vampires wouldn't have been a problem (as they so often are in these sorts of gardens, lol)

Speaking of Cath, that's a lovely photo of her in B&W!

Can I go with you guys next time?! Please oh please?

Barbara said...

What a lovely place this is. The close-up of allium is wonderful, and I always enjoy pictures of Cath you know.

Barbara said...

Laurie - but of course! Only you must be prepared to do some very silly things... and it wasn't the vampires that had us worried so much as those pesky zombies :O) By the way, did you see Pepper's photo in Cats on Tuesday? Thought you might like to see your favourite!

Barbara - It is a beautiful place. I have some great pics of Cath up to no good - am yet to process them and write an appropriate post :O)

Barbara said...

Just noticed your comment - so yes you did! :O)

Gattina said...

I wish I could have been with you ! what lovely place and so beautiful !

Barbara said...

I'd love to invite you all! What a fun day that would have been... :O)

Deanna said...

Looks like you had a superb birthday celebration with really good friends. Love your images, can I go next time?

Barbara said...

Of course Deanna, you'd be most welcome Looks like I'll be hiring a mini bus soon :O)

Laloofah said...

"Only you must be prepared to do some very silly things..."

That's no challenge! :-)

And it'd definitely looking like a mini-bus is a good idea! Blogger Road Trip!! Whoo-hoo!

Kjelle Bus said...

Wow , what an amazing place !
I would have loved to run around there !

Barbara said...

As would my cats Kjelle Bus, you'd have all been up trees in a flash and we'd have to call the fire brigade to get you down!

Patrice said...

Gorgeous photos - I just love visiting gardens!

RuneE said...

This was like being in Japan. Fragrance came out of the monitor. delicious.

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