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Thursday, 20 September 2012

Brilliant day at Calke Abbey

Good morning everyone, I hope all is well in your world. What a dramatic change in the weather from Tuesday, when I used my new National Trust membership for the first time. I had a wonderful day out at Calke Abbey, which is just 10 miles from home. I had a wander round - had to be slow stroll due to not being able to walk well - and took lots of photographs - 262 in all - in the church, the stunning walled garden, the magnificent kitchen garden, then had a wander through the house before having an excellent lunch in the restaurant. Methinks another visit in the Spring may be on the cards :o)
These are just a few of the photographs I took, I warn you, it is picture heavy :o)














Just as I was about to get in the card to come home, I spotted the deer so had to take a few more pics! I hope that you have enjoyed this little tour of Calke Abbey in pictures as much as I enjoyed taking them :o)
Jackie xx


18 comments:

Doreen said...

Stunning photo's Jackie as always.xxx

Sue - bearhouse said...

Wonderful photos Jackie, thank you for sharing. It looks like the weather was glorious .

Sue

brenda said...

Thank you for sharing such gorgeous photographs with this Jackie, they all have such beautiful clarity.

B x

Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

Stunning...if I every get to the UK...will you take me there? The pictures and the capturing of the dragonfly is awesome. Wow wow wow.....breath taking. Thank you for taking me with you on the stroll through the garden with your pictures. I would love to seen what the restaurant looked like....probably quite different from here in the US

Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

PS You really have an eye for simple beauties that may have otherwise pass the average person by!

Viv said...

Fabulous photo's again Jackie, I can see you had a lovely day out too.Look forward to seeing the cards now he he :) Viv xx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Sounds like a wonderful place to visit, The photo's are gorgeous Jackie I love the deer and that dragonfly.
Kevin xx

Crafty Lark said...

Beautiful photos. xx Flora

Crafty Moone Cards said...

Beautiful pics Jackie, looks a lovely place. Sue x

coops said...

fantaastic photos jackie.so stunning :D

xx coops xx

Carole of Brum said...

Hi Jackie, wonderful photos, the ones of the deer are particularly good to see, must have been quite something to spot them and take their pictures.

It's gone quite cool here too, I am feeling very chilly!

I thought the title of your post said Cake Abbey (my kind of outing, lol). had to re-read it!

Myrna said...

Jackie
What a wonderful stroll through with you. Too short though.
Myrna

Christine L said...

Wowwwwww Jackie.... STUNNING photos!!! I think my favourite has to be the first tho.. don't know what kind of flower that is but I'd love it in my garden!!

Hugs
Christine x

nnalorac said...

Beautiful photos Jackie, love the deer, I hope we're going to see them on a card, those antlers look so fab. Carolxx

kay said...

Amazing photos Jackie, am sure you could sell them easily, look forward to seeing them on your cards x

Wishcraft said...

Gorgeous photos Jackie, they'll look great on your cards :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Joanne said...

Absolutely stunning pics! I hurried over to see them when I got your sweet note! WOW, what a beautiful place and so much to see. SO glad YOU had a great trek, and I am too! Because I get to see more of your great photos and your beautiful country! Thanx so much for sharing! Now I look forward to seeing how you will use them in your lovely cards! Big hugs, and have a super weekend! J:)

Lesley said...

Super pictures Caulke Abbey is a great day out shame the house shuts at the end of the month best wishes lesley x