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A favourite spot!

03 November 2016 17:37:46

Like many gardeners I don't sit for too long in the garden in general!  But I have a favourite seat in the east corner of the Lower Garden that is well hidden but gives a great view across the garden at any time of day. Lovely to sit there in the shade of an early summer's morning with a mug of tea and watch the sun waken the garden with its morning rays and if your early enough you can observe the birds as they finish breakfast!

But perhaps my favourite time spent on this seat is at the end of a busy autumn afternoon when there is more time to just sit and enjoy the atmosphere and sense of fulfilment that a garden exudes at what is really harvest time. The garden and the gardener seem to sigh contentedly: "we've done it for another year"!

I took this picture from this seat the other day so thought I'd share it with you all. 

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Jacinta D Jacinta D 03 November 2016 17:47:51

Magnificent view.

Periwinkle Periwinkle 03 November 2016 17:50:36

Thanks Jacinta,  it really is beautiful in autumn as there is the 'borrowed view' of the hill beyond.

fraoch fraoch 03 November 2016 17:52:25

Lovely view, no wonder it's your favourite place!

roofy roofy 03 November 2016 19:22:44

Thanks for sharing the beautiful view.

Jackie Jackie 03 November 2016 20:00:04

Dorothy your description of those moments in the garden sound absolutely amazing and now with the photo I can see why. I have seen lots of beautiful photos of your garden throughout the year and its one beautiful scene. No wonder you have a little corner that you can sit in and take it all in no matter what the season is! Just stunning, you must be so proud of it and feel so lucky too.

accsean accsean 03 November 2016 23:17:24

I always think we don't take enough time to sit and enjoy the garden, the view from your favourite spot is simply divine.

JoanG JoanG 04 November 2016 09:50:36

Well said Dorothy. There is something special about the light and quiet of the garden on an autumn late afternoon and you have created a beautiful spot there to enjoy it  

TheH (Hazel) TheH (Hazel) 05 November 2016 18:08:41

I love your favourite view! I also like to take the odd mug of tea down the garden so I can take it all in! Your description is positively poetic!

Periwinkle Periwinkle 05 November 2016 20:32:49

Thank you all for your kind comments! I probably see my garden through 'rose-tinted glasses'!


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