Sunday, June 20, 2010

Annihilating all that's made

To a green thought in a green shade.*

We went to Claremont Landscape Garden today and wandered through the rhododendrons. We are so lucky having so much greenery so near to us.

It was just the place to have a Sunday afternoon snooze under the trees.

So we did.

*Andrew Marvell, The Garden.


jjdebenedictis said...

I love the castle/keep/cool building in the distance in that last shot.

fairyhedgehog said...

jj, isn't it gorgeous?

Phoenix Sullivan said...

A beautiful spot to be sure!

Just one amendment I would make to this:

We are so lucky having so much greenery so near to us.

I would add:

That someone else maintains.


fairyhedgehog said...


Phoenix, you're absolutely right!

Old Kitty said...

Thanks for the link to the poem! It's a lovely poem - I was intrigued by the brutality of the word "annihalate" to something so innocuous as "a green shade" - now I know!

Beautiful pics of a fab landscaped garden. Today was definitely a day for snoozing under the shade of a tree - rather than Saturday!

Take care

Sylvia said...

It looks beautiful. Phoenix's correction did make me laugh.

Lisa said...

gorgeous. was there a nice cafe to enjoy a tea/coffee and a treat of some kind? I so enjoyed touring castles and historic homes in England (and many parts of europe) most always a nice place for tea nearby.

fairyhedgehog said...

Kitty, I'm glad you like the poem.

sylvia, "it's funny because it's true"!

Lisa, they advertised that the tea room was open all day for Father's Day but in fact it was closed for renovations! We went to a local pub to get lunch.

Bernita said...

So beautiful--and a balm.

fairyhedgehog said...

Bernita, it is indeed!

nitebyrd said...

So beautiful and tranquil.

fairyhedgehog said...

nytebird, it really was as lovely as it looks.

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