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Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Cute Car








Cliveden



Visited a couple of weeks ago with my wife and I thought I'd share some of the photos with you over the next couple of weeks you can read more about Cliveden in the link




The long drive leading to the house



The house is leased by a hotel company from the National Trust
The Fountain of Love is a centrepiece for the long drive

Behind it is this long garden which is the first place we visited





Along which you could see topiary this one I called the Micky Mouse Bird
This statue looked a little modern




The face on this one a little worn



Thought it looked rather comical.

Right a spiral piece of Topiary















From the long garden you come out into the grounds of Cliveden and can see this building



Waling out further you come across sculpture. A little further along you see the remains of the Great Oak. The The branches of which overhung and framed the River Thames you see in the photo below

My wife & I enjoyed our day at Cliveden but there were a lot of people there as it was school holidays so we will return when it is a little quieter and  see the parts we missed on our walk around.
Taking Part in Our World Tuesday

Thursday, 24 August 2017

The Cliveden Lawn


The lawn at Cliveden taken a couple of weeks ago  around Lunchtime 


A stitch photo of the whole area


Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Bike Stand






Hungry Mouths


 These were taken many years ago when I had my first Digital Camera. While visiting a caravan site I noticed a some swallows had made their nests in one of the buildings. Could not miss the opportunity to take some photos

You can see their little heads pokling over the next

Parent looks around after visiting the nest

Mouths opens waiting for food

Turn around and off for more

Waiting for food

 Mum obliges and nearly looses her head

 Chicks await more

And back they come

Nearby a fledged church looks on waiting it's turn for food
Taking Part in Our World Tuesday


Thursday, 17 August 2017

Thursday, 10 August 2017

Boathouse Sky


Taken along the Thames Path at Wallingford the other day at the Oxford University Boat House and the rain fill sky above. It finally started to rain as we got near to home and we got wet.



Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Blueberry Muffins










Thames Path at Wallingford



Monday my wife & I took a walk into Wallingford and took a footpath to the Thames at Winterbrook that ran beside Bradfields Brook





It came out by the Assistant Lock keepers Cottage which was built in 1913



Always think it's a odd place and the nearest lock is Benson a few miles away but there was a lock nearby called Charlmore lock 
back in the Mid 1800's





a little further along you come across this huge boathouse




with balconies running around the outside




It was built for Oxford University Boat Club




There is a swing bridge to let  out the motor boat that follows the rowers
The gates to the boathouse motorboats. Note the initials on the gate

Nearby a few geese were swimming around


After our visit to Wallingford we walked back along the path the way we came leaving the boathouse behind
Taking Part on Our World Tuesday