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We visited Westonbirt on Saturday and we were told on what we thought was good advice to be there early as the queues had been horrendous the previous week, so we arrived at 9 O’clock and all that was ahead of us were lots of parking attendants looking very cold indeed. We were then directed to our allotted parking space and then we alighted from the warm and cosy car only to be greeted by the freezing and damp air. Then, without a word being spoken we headed for the coffee shop – van – and then stood clutching our hot beakers in an effort to keep warm. Futile. So, like the brave souls that we are, we then proceeded with our walk and we faithfully followed all the arrows, but, alas, there was only a little colour. Still, it was really beautiful and so peaceful as for a while we almost had the place to ourselves.

We just meandered and were amazed at the amount of Hydrangea that was in bloom as well as lots of wild flowers that I cannot name. Sorry;

Whilst there Brendan took some photos so I will endeavour to post them, and at least one of them will prove that we did have a really good time.
There were several photos that were disallowed because apparently they were too large, which is odd as they are all the same size, or so I’ve been told, and the caption for the last one should read ‘This is me’…

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some lovely autumn colours and a very nice photo of happy breda!!

19 Oct, 2011

 

Thanks Stocky. I forgot to say in the blog that I wasn't doing a take off of the laughing policeman, I was clutching my bum bag as the strap kept undoing itself and, yes I was laughing but as usual the joke was on me. Who'd be mum??? And that was a giant redwood behind me but apparently it is just a baby...

19 Oct, 2011

 

Hiya Breda, glad you enjoyed yourself, the trees look lovely in your photo`s, I hope you remembered to scrunch when walking amongst the leaves, best part of an autumn walk is finding lots of leaves and having a good old time scattering them, lol...

19 Oct, 2011

 

Oh yes, and they smell lovely too...

19 Oct, 2011

 

Lovely photo's Breda especially the last one. :o)))

20 Oct, 2011

 

Nice to put a face to the name,Breda..glad you had a lovely day out..that is somewhere I would like to visit too..lovely pics.:o)

20 Oct, 2011

 

What you doing up at this time of the morning Bloomer?

20 Oct, 2011

 

I was going to ask you the same,Homebird..Another night..or morning..when I couldn't get back to sleep..so no point in laying awake..sat with a cuppa,fire on..and playing on here !..:o)

20 Oct, 2011

 

Snap....good old Goy......always a welcome distraction...:o))

20 Oct, 2011

 

and catch up time ! :o)

20 Oct, 2011

 

Lovely happy photo of you ...
and colourful woodland pics
Glad you enjoyed the visit. :o)

20 Oct, 2011

 

I'm glad you enjoyed. What wonderful colours were there.
You look happy too :o) Nice to meet you .

21 Oct, 2011

 

Thank you Hywel. Very generous comment as I am not the worlds greatest at blogging, especially when it comes to adding photos, and, as you will have noticed I added one twice, tut, tut, and sorry. I promise to do better next time. The colour that there was, was lovely, but I have seen Westonbirt before in the Autumn and it was breathtaking, as though it was on fire almost. Also, I have seen it in the Spring and that is awsome in it's glory.

I'm glad you thought I looked happy, but the joke was, as usual, on me, but it was funny...

21 Oct, 2011

 

Thanks Terra. I don't see how anyone wouldn't have a lovely time at Westonbirt. I love it there and we have also been to many concerts there which are a magical experience...

21 Oct, 2011

 

Thanks to all who commented on this rather inept blog and I will try to make the next one a bit better. But, you know, it's hard to teach an old dog new tricks, but I am nearly getting there. Lol, as they say...

21 Oct, 2011

 

Nothing wrong with this blog, Breda! How lovely to have such a peaceful, beautiful walk-in-the-woods, and it's nice to "meet" you. :))

23 Oct, 2011

 

Thank you Sheila, and your comments are, as always, lovely...

23 Oct, 2011

 

Ooh, you've made me blush now. :)))

23 Oct, 2011

 

I can't do that any more, Sheila...

24 Oct, 2011

 

Westonbirt arboretum had a mention in the newspaper today . . . the manager said it was like having two autumns there - some trees dropping their leaves already, and others only just starting to colour. It's been that sort of year!

24 Oct, 2011

 

Yes Sheila, it is all rather strange. We have had really strong winds and yet only a sprinkling of leaves have fallen from our trees, but my Hydrangea is a glorious colour and it also had a little very late flowering...

24 Oct, 2011

 

I'm told that many leaves are hanging on longer this autumn because it has been so dry . . . whatever the reason, I'm happy to see colour on the leaves of my Great White Cherry for once. Apparently as soon as there's a severe frost, all the leaves will drop. (I wish the wind would drop too, lol, it gives me ear-ache!)

24 Oct, 2011

 

Well, I always thought the leaves hung on if they had had an abundance of rain; shows how much I know;
Do you have a log fire in winter? I would really love to have an open fire and I cannot understand people who say it is too much trouble. All the cleaning etc. I think the warm look of it is compensation for any little inconvenience.

How lovely to have painting to occupy your time and writing too. Just think I may see you in print one day. I do hope so...

24 Oct, 2011

 

I know it is a bit late, but I should have mentioned that I don't normally use a walking stick, but I thought it might be useful on our forest walk and found it to be a great aid when walking, especially with a rather achey back, so I will definitely use it on future walks...

24 Oct, 2011

 

Breda - I also thought the leaves hung on when it had been really wet - it just seems logical?! Yes, we opened up the chimney when we first moved here, over 30 years ago, and LOVE our log fire . . . it's a Sunday treat.

In recent years, I've only painted once a year (attempting a home-made Christmas card which I then get printed), so I'm very out of practice. If you REALLY want to see me in print(?) - I've had an article about Heffers Childrens bookshop published in "Slightly Foxed" (see www.foxedquarterly) If you send for Issue 31 online, you will see me in print!!

24 Oct, 2011

 

Oh! I'm so envious; I still miss the open fire, but who knows I just might have one again one day;
I will definitely order the issue and look forward to reading it. Thank you...

24 Oct, 2011

 

Gosh, thanks . . .

. . . and I take a stick on a walk these days too - handy when there are uphill bits!

24 Oct, 2011

 

Sincerely meant; and I agree about the uphill bits!

24 Oct, 2011

 

lovely blog breda and lovely photos.The autumn colours are amazing.Nice to meet you . Its good here isn't it!

26 Oct, 2011

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