Monthly Archives: September 2012

Charming Little Priory Lodge

Priory Lodge, Prestbury, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom. I just had to share one of the most charming little houses I’ve ever seen. Advertisements

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The Pond That Shouldn’t Be

Tree and “Pond” on the Grounds of Berkeley Castle, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom. Today was a lovely day to visit Berkeley Castle. The sun was out, the sky was blue, clouds drifted casually across the sky. Such a contrast to yesterday’s … Continue reading

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Broadway Tower:Thank Goodness for English Folly

Broadway Tower, Worcestershire, United Kingdom. When I think of folly I think of foolishness, of mistake, of one big “oops.” So when I learned that Broadway Tower is a folly, I wondered what the owner, architect, or builder did that … Continue reading

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Salzburg’s Backyard

Southern View from Festung Hohensalzburg (Hohensalzburg Castle), Salzburg, Austria.

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Swanage Railway: Train to the Past

Corfe Castle above Swanage Railway’s Corfe Castle Station, Dorset, United Kingdom. If Disneyland had a Yesterdayland, then it would be the domain of the Swanage Railway. Reading the brochure, I learned that the first train ran on the Swanage Railway … Continue reading

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Not-So-Innocent Garden Spider

European Garden Spider I’m not a big fan of spiders. They may be intellectually fascinating, but downright creepy otherwise. Just the other day I walked through a spider web thread in our conservatory. I didn’t think much of it and … Continue reading

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Don’t Keep Me Out

Gate at Sudeley Castle with “Private Staff Only” Sign. Why do “Keep Out” signs always make me want to go in?

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Alaskan Haze

Alaska (Sept. 2004). I can’t remember where exactly I took this photo, but I believe we were on the road somewhere near Tok, Alaska. You might notice the haze. I think the colored sky makes for a nice photo but, … Continue reading

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Fuzzy Orange Slippers

A spotted pink hanging flower beside the museum building at Chedworth Roman Villa, Gloucestershire. I can’t help but think of those giant fuzzy slippers of my childhood.

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What Could Be Better than a Beautiful Day with a Beautiful View?

Batsford Arboretum’s “View Point.” One of the noted features at Batsford Arboretum in Morton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire, is the “View Point.” The Arboretum itself is perfect for a meandering stroll, providing glimpses of distant fields along the way. But if you want something … Continue reading

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