Thursday, 30 April 2015

The Secret Garden




By train to Cambridge.





And a chance to visit the Fellows' gardens at Trinity College.







Does anybody know what this is?
The branches are like thorny antlers.


I knew I'd seen it somewhere before.
And then it came to me.












16 comments:

  1. Hated the book, but love the pictures!

    Thanks.

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    1. Did you like The Treasure Seekers?

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  2. Gorgeous post -- just sumptuous! Especially love the shot through the window of the wisteria and, a bit further on, the rich architectural detail. Thank you!

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    1. I had to crop out some rather up slightly wheelie bins!

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  3. How beautiful is that wild flower meadow - be still my beating heart. Your mystery plant looks like something from the Thornbirds. I love the picture of the stark white room with the chair and the dried flower arrangement - beautiful in its simplicity.

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    1. Now of course I want to try red tulips in long grass. The room is the inside of one of the several green bothies scattered around the garden. The chair was very inviting.

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  4. I was last there when I gave a talk at some conference aeons ago. The biscuits, I recall, were particularly good. It didn't bring The Secret Garden to mind back then (I was a philistine), but A Little Princess was always my favourite.

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    1. Mine too. Am piecing together your memoirs from these tantalising glimpses in the comments box.

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  5. What a gorgeous colour that Acer is!

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    1. I couldn't quite believe it. The camera does not exaggerate.

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  6. There is a lovely garden at Clare College too - have you visited it yet? Do check my page out as I have just been writing about a lovely old house with a stunning garden in Cambridgeshire that you might be interested to visit on one of your jaunts.

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    1. No but I will take you up in both your suggestions.

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  7. Lucille, I so appreciate your letting us see those pictures of your journey to Cambridge. It's a beautiful place, with so many layers of beauty to discover during various seasons. Spring is amongst the best, don't you think?

    xo

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  8. I think it might be. Winter can be horrid and we tend not to see it in high summer.

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  9. Loved "The Secret Garden". And "The Treasure Seekers".

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  10. How beautiful. And wisteria - just gorgeous.
    I love 'The Secret Garden' and have an old copy of it which is much-treasured. But I have no idea what that strange thorny stuff is...

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