Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Photographic opportunities

 As we had visited the wild flower meadows on Saturday, resulting in lots of photos. I decided that when we out on Sunday I would try and resist in taking any photographs- but I took along the camera "just in case". Its just as well I did for there were so many photo opportunities, what could I do but succumb. These are a few of the edited highlights!


This is Burrow Farm Gardens, close to Axminster in Devon. It may already be familiar to you if you visit June at Cats, Dogs and Eiderdowns, as she loves going there. There was a  plant sale here too, so with "two events for the price of one", we needed no other incentive to revisit this lovely garden. The cat mint around the statute was looking spectacular. We have always had a plant of this in our garden since we got married. However, ours is frequently damaged as it is a favourite of our cat Twinkle's too! Are you familiar with this plant that cats seem so fond of ?





 The views from the garden into the surrounding countryside are fantastic too.

As it was a sunny day after we left the gardens we couldn't resist visiting the nearest beach at Seaton. It is quite an old fashioned resort, but on a sunny day the views are wonderful  and the beach uncrowded.


When we reached the sea front the town crier was standing on the beach wall announcing an event. (He must have known that I had my camera with me!)



The sailing boats must have been out racing. They all sailed so close to the beach on their return to the harbour.



 I also found some more beach huts to add to my collection of pictures! I'm so glad I took the camera!

As Karl Lagerfield (fashion designer) quoted ....
"What I like about photographs is that they capture a moment that has gone forever, impossible to reproduce."

Sarah x

32 comments:

  1. Wow! Burrow Gardens looks lovely We used to live nearby and yet never visited. Regret that now. Wonderful photographs of there and the seaside. Minerva x

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  2. Dear Sarah,

    I am so glad that you took you camera along, so we were able to see some of the gorgeous places you visited, thanks for showing us all the beauty. The gardens look picturesque and I liked seeing the town crier. Love the beach huts and your new header.
    The quote from Karl Lagerfield is so true.

    Hope you are enjoying the week
    hugs
    Carolyn

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  3. Looks like a fab place. I know my cats would love all that cat mint! What a beautiful poppy. Love the bunting on the beach hut it makes such a pretty picture x

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  4. Town crier . . . beach huts with polka dot flags . . . I LOVE your picturesque piece of paradise.

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  5. So pretty. I just love the beach huts!

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  6. Lovely photos! I never go anywhere without my camera now, if I'm just popping out to the supermarket or something I always wonder if I should take a camera - you just never know when you'll need it! I always enjoy seeing those gardens on June's blog, it looks like a great place to visit.

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  7. I think it's impossible to resist taking photos of beautiful gardens at the moment - so many of them are looking their best. I love the water running through this garden. Lovely photos of a sunny seaside, too.

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  8. So glad that you visited and enjoyed your trip. The beach at Seaton we haven't visited for some time - I hope that we have some good weather when we are next in Devon as we might just end up there. Thanks for sharing and mentioning my blog.
    June

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  9. I love the places where you have been. What a lovely garden and the beach-houses are so nice! So good to take your camera with you, i know that feeling:)

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  10. That's a new garden on me Sarah, and not so far away. I shall have to visit it now..

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  11. I'm glad you took a camera! I love looking at your photos - they are so beautiful and always make me feel at peace

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  12. all that catmint!! My six would be so badddd!!

    Leanne x

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  13. Hi Sarah, beautiful photographs and I love the town crier in full historical regalia! Always a good idea to take a camera when you're visiting somewhere so pretty! Sharon x

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  14. These photos of this lush landscape are killing me Sarah!!!It's time to have a trip aboard!

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  15. You never know when an opportunity to snap a photo will strike! I used to go to Seaton as a young girl. I love all those pebbly beaches - Sidmouth, Ladrum Bay and Beer. I love those beach huts too!

    Leanne xx

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  16. I'm like you Sarah, I always take my camera with me "just in case" as I know I'd be really grumpy if there were plenty of photo opps and I wasn't properly equipped. I love the photos of the sea and the boats and the beach huts too, especially the one with the bunting.

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  17. What fantastic photos Sarah..
    England is truly beautiful during summer and when the sun is out. Its gardens are lovely.
    I am not familiar at all with the cat plant.. do you know its name!
    loved the huts.. I think they are a splendid idea.
    you really do live in a beautiful part of England.
    Photos do capture everything .... but our memory remembers it all.
    happy thursday
    val x x x

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    1. The proper name for cat mint is Nepeta - the most common variety is called Six Hills Giant. There is also a white variety that we tried but it did not survive.
      Sarah x

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  18. Great photos of a lovely day out. I tried to grow catmint but my cat destroys it by rolling around on top of it and just sitting on it. I even put it in a pot but that was worse as the cat sat in the pot and eventually knocked it over.

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  19. We stayed in Seaton a few years ago, we really liked the area especially Beer. I love cat mint but have never been able to grow it to any reasonable size because the local cats love to roll in it. I keep trying though and buy new plants each year. I'm currently trying to book a last minute holiday down in Devon or Cornwall so may end up in that area:)

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  20. such a cute place and gorgeous photos..
    love those beach huts!
    x

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  21. Beautiful photos, so glad you had your camera. Love the beach huts and the boat in particular- lovely composition. The gardens look really interesting too:)

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  22. Lovely photos Sarah and thank goodness you took the camera. I don't know about you but it would be that very day that I didn't take it, that the most fantastic photo opportunity would arise, so I dare not forget it, ever. Although I do rely on my iPhone on occasions as it's got a pretty good camera. Have a good weekend.
    Patricia x

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  23. It looks like a great place....but huts and buntings, fab combination! :) x

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  24. Gorgeous photos and I love the one with the beach huts!

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  25. Whauw Sarah what a beautiful pictures it looks so lovely. Have a nice weekend Sarah enjoy the sunshine. Greeting Petra.

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  26. Wat a beautiful place and your photo,s are all so great. Good you had your camera. Have a nice weekend

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  27. Doesn't the catmint look great planted on mass, I will have to get more as our cat loves it also. I so like your last photo of the beach houses. Have a great weekend.

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  28. You have well and truly been down by the sea...British countryside at its best
    Best wishes
    Jenny

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  29. Oh my gosh, that is an amazing garden. I would never leave. : )

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  30. Seaton has to be one of my favourite seaside towns, you are so lucky to live where you do :)

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  31. Oops, I published that last comment too soon, I meant to mention your lovely photographs of that delightful garden ... almost as good as being there!

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