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Thursday, 12 June 2014

What a difference a blue badge makes.....

Good morning everyone on this glorious wall to wall blue sky and sunshiny start to the day, I hope it's the same where you are...hugs

As many of you know, I have not been able to take my cameras walkies for about 15 months due to not being able to walk much nowadays, but my shiny new blue badge has made it possible for me to visit Elvaston Castle Country Park (virtually my local park) for the first time in quite a while. I only took my small camera this time but I so enjoyed it. These are just a few of the photographs I took while I was shuffling around :o)









Maybe not the best I've ever taken but the enjoyment I got was tremendous :o)
The formal gardens are Grade 2 listed.
If you follow the path on photograph 3, you eventually arrive at the magnificent Golden Gates, brought back from the Napoleonic wars by the then Earl of Harrinton. 
Remember those gardenia photographs, well the bush they grow on is on photograph 7, no blooms yet as it is a tad early for them, but I hope to be back there in Aug when they are in bloom again because those flowers are spectacular!
Jackie xx
 

18 comments:

Sue said...

Thank you for sharing your beautiful photos Jackie, it sounds like you had a wonderful time.
Sue xx

Inger said...

What a wonderful place this is!!
Love your beautiful photos Jackie.
Have a lovely day.
♥༺✿༻♥ Inger XX

Myrna said...

Thanks for taking me on your walk. The scenes are gorgeous.
Myrna

Christine L said...

Fabulous photos Jackie... and I'm so glad you've been able to get out and take some again!

Hugs
Christine x

kay said...

Fabulous photos Jackie,glad to hear you can get out again x

Stampsnob said...

Can't even imagine how wonderful that made you feel Just looking at those buildings and landscaping is awesome .........Enjoy!>>>>>>>>Lis

Jocelyn aka JoBear2 said...

Glad that you could get out again a little Jackie. Your photos are just gorgeous and the gardens look so beautiful and inviting - a pleasure to look at instead of looking at the depths of winter through my window.

Jocelyn x

Viv said...

So sorry you are having trouble walking Jackie.So glad you got your blue badge and are able to get out and about again though.Gorgeous photographs again, you are so good at photography tfs :) hugs Viv xx

Julieanne..aka pinkjools said...

Beautiful photos Jackie...looks like you had a lovely day out....Joolsx

Donna Mosley said...

Beautiful photos Jackie, you've inspired us to visit there. Not heard of it before.

Donna x

Alizabethy said...

looks an amazing place - glad you had a good time!

May said...

Gorgeous photos Jackie of a stunning place...I am glad you were able to get there... Hugs May x x

Diane said...

What a gorgeous place to walk Jackie and you are an amazing photographer.

Hugs diane

coops said...

wow fabulous pics Jackie.looks like a wonderful place to visit.so pleased you are getting out and about again.

xx coops xx

Tracey said...

So pleased you got out and about Jackie and the photographs are stunning. Hope it isnt getting too hot for you. Take care Tracey x

Lesley said...

lovely pictures - glad your blue badge has made all the difference to getting out and about best wishes Lesley x

Vivienne Holden said...

So pleased you finally (and deservedly) got it buddy! Love your photos. xxx

Mau xx said...

Sounds like you had a Fabulous day Jackie, doing what you love to do.
Beautiful Pics, makes me want to go visit Osbourne House again on IOW.
I can still taste Afternoon tea in the fabulous gardens. :o))
Hugs Mau xx