greentapestry : Crossroads

Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Crossroads

C IS FOR?
ALL THAT WAS MISSING WAS THE CHESHIRE CAT!
"One day Alice came to a fork in the road and saw a Cheshire cat in a tree. "Which road do I take?" she asked. Where do you want to go was his response. "I don't know", Alice answered. Then, said the cat "It does not matter". " ~ Lewis Carroll (the author of ' Alice in Wonderland' spent his childhood days in the Cheshire village of Daresbury)
~ A clear and sunny day last week saw himself and I setting off deep into the Cheshire countryside. First stop was a cheerful cafe where we enjoyed a most convivial lunch. We lingered outside chatting away as the sun gave way to clouds and it became uncomfortably clammy but this did not deter us from continuing on our way to a local open garden.

Once there we came across colourful planting schemes ~


Cascading currents of water ~


A wildflower meadow dotted with chicory and craftily placed chairs ~ 



As well as a collection of curious and creative carvings ~


Another chapter on this garden later this week but in the meantime this is your cue to exit stage left in the direction of ABC Wednesday, for a cameo of all matters connected to the letter C.

16 comments:

  1. OH WOW! What a gorgeous garden. I'm thinking it might not matter which path one takes as either way the sights are fabulous!

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  2. What a beautiful garden! I'd love to wander through.

    Leslie
    abcw team

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  3. What a special place, and a lovely tour. :)

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  4. What a wonderful garden, thanks for sharing it. If I lived nearer it would be on my list of places to visit!

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  5. Captivating walkabout Anna and eye-candy shots for a most creative Carrolling post. Can see myself canoodling on that bench.

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  6. love the waterfall
    the cheshire stuff is fascinating
    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

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  7. Oh how I wish I could walk through these gardens! They are true wonderlands! Great "C" post.

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  8. I would dearly love a water feature like that in our garden, but I'm not sure it will ever happen.

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  9. That garden looks wonderful...love the colors/textures of those plantngs!

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  10. I wish I could think of a synonym for stunning that starts with C--cause that's what those views are, esp. the first two photos! I'm glad you get out and about because I love armchair travel through the English countryside. :)

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  11. What a great garden to visit Anna - Love the image of the colourful Monarda - and I just want to sit with a book on the chair in the Meadow
    K

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  12. What a gorgeous garden and lovely day out! And, OMG, is that a carved mermaid??! Not that I have a thing about mermaids, oh no....! ;)

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  13. Wow, Anna, what a lovely garden. It amazes me how adroitly you come up with catchy alphabetical titles to your posts. Very clever.

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  14. You have to sing this bit...
    "In an Engish country garden".
    Jane x

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  15. What a lovely garden - I look forward to reading more about it.

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  16. astounding garden - beautiful shots of it

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