Thursday, June 26, 2014

Gardens on the other side of the world

Haven't got around to sorting the 800+ photos recently taken in France and the UK, so for now here's a list of the gloriousness we visited over three weeks.

Giverny and Monet's Garden
Le Jardin de Plume
Pays d'Auge (lots of apple trees)
Le Vasterival garden
Les Bois de Moutiers
Les Andelys
Auvers-sur-Oise (with a sad visit to Van Gogh's "home")

Crathes Castle and Garden
Pitmedden Garden
Inverewe Garden
Iona Abbey (and great organic gardens at the back of two of Iona's hotels)
Duart Castle
Achamore House Gardens on the Isle of Gigha
Jura (with a wee tasting at the Jura Distillery)
Mount Stewart House and Gardens
Portmeirion
Bodnant
Powerscourt
Mount Usher
Mount Congreve
Lismore
Waterford Crystal (amazing production and crystal way way too elaborate to ever want)
Tresco Abbey Gardens

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Colour in winter

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Parrots enjoying abandoned grain. Noisy and colourful and very skittish - so it was great to be able to use the new gorilla pod and muku shuttr to take lots of remote pics from metres away.