Monday, September 22, 2008

in an english country garden

From the buzz and the busyness of the city to the peace and calm of
Polesden Lacey. A perfect example of late Georgian grace and grandeur, it's been a favourite of mine since I first visited as a child.

Earlier this year Mr A's father was staying with us for a few days, so we took him there for a surprise day out. And what a surprise! He'd been evacuated to Surrey during the war and had been the paper boy for 'the big house!'

A day of happy memories (and the sun shone, too.)


walled garden

shaded walk

red ball


tut-tut said...

I love that shaded walk; and the red ball!

Bob Dylan said...

I ought to visit Polesden Lacey next time I'm visiting Auntie Val in Royston Vasey

edward said...

i prefer edwardian splendor, but why quibble?

lettuce said...

i love the shaded walk picture

would like to lie down there for a while

mouse (aka kimy) said...

I love each and every one of these photos! I must come back to this post in the dead of winter....