Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Sun,sea and another garden visit.

Where are those long warm sunny days remembered from childhood summers? Was it really as warm as those memories imply - or do we only remember the good days? Most sunny days this summer seem to be accompanied by a cold wind.  On Sunday the wind was absent so we decided to have a day out....


So first let''s enjoy the sun and sea! This is Axmouth harbour just over the border in Devon. It looked so pretty with the wild flowers in the foreground. The harbour's size and importance was reduced in the fourteenth century when a landslip and movement in the shingle bank reduced its size.



Lobster pots, piled up on the quay, yellow horned poppy and Tavi and I enjoying the view.


On the bank overlooking the harbour is Seaton  this coastline is part of the Jurassic Coast that stretches 95 miles (152 km) from Exmouth to Poole.The rock formations vary along the coastline. The white chalk cliffs are so different to West Bay's yellow sandstone. The colour of the sky didn't look too promising either!


Now for the garden..... this is Burrow farm gardens, which we haven't visited for a while. It's planting combinations...........

scenes taking in the surrounding landscape .........

and a fantastic collection of trees and also allowing in well-behaved dogs makes this one of our favourite local gardens.



 I hope you too have found some sunshine this week and taken time out to enjoy it too! Thank you as always for your comments and for your visits.
 Sarah x

30 comments:

  1. We have not had much sunshine - but I do dash outside when it does shine! Not wanting to miss a minute. These are lovely gardens.

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  2. The views from that garden are spectacular.

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  3. So very beautiful. The very last photo in the lowest rt corner is my favorite with the grey clouded sky and greenway.

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  4. I remember taking walks and site-seeing. That was before I bought this make-work-project of a house! Thanks for the memories... lol!

    Lovely photos and views. Thanks for sharing Sarah!
    xo

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  5. Oh my! What a beautiful post.. The photos are just breathtaking, Sarah.. I love the layered trees in the gardens, and the seaside photos are so peaceful.. Great photo of you and dear Tavi. You look lovely!
    blessings,
    Penny

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  6. It is too hot in my part of Germany, I'm only inside the house, mostly downstairs. We had a bit of rain and I feel like in India, realy. The washing maschine is working all day.
    The garden you shows is very pretty, I'm looking forward for autum to see british gardens.

    Sigrun

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  7. It seems so strange when the weather is not what I have come to expect. This year we are unusually hot and dry near Portland, Oregon, but are thankfully having a bit of a break from the extreme heat this week with temps in the 70'sF...now if we could just have a bit of rain. Viewing your pretty photos in this post increases my anticipation of leaving this Sunday to camp for a week at a beach several hours drive from here. Wishing you more sunny happy summer days, Sarah! xx

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  8. It is lovely the way Burrow Farm Gardens run out into the landscape - I do like your new header and the way you have captured so much of the headland along with all of the people enjoying the beach too

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    1. Thank you Rosemary we were down at the beach on the first day of the school holidays at lunchtime and it was good to see people enjoying the beach in the sunshine! Sarah x

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  9. What lovely gardens. I think the weather has suited the plants this year!

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  10. This looks such a lovely visit :-)

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  11. There have been very few sunny days this summer. I'm still waiting for them! We've had some good days out on the fine days. Our days out are usually to visit gardens and I have a wish list for this summer which we are working our way through. We will be looking after grandchildren for some days in the summer holidays so we will be out and about, walking, going to the seaside, having picnics and throwing a few garden visits in too because there's always something to interest them in a garden.

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  12. Oh Sarah, how I love to visit you and Tavi. The seaside towns so reminiscent of where my husband first lived as a student couple: ROCKPORT, MASSACHUSETTS. The little boats and the village....where every Christmas, Santa Claus would come in on a LOBSTER BOAT! hahahahahhha

    Enjoy every moment of this fine season. Anita

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  13. We've had some sun but also those cold winds which are not conducive to lolling about outside, sadly. We've had very few evening warm enough to eat outside. Here's hoping for balmier weather soon. Lovely photos Sarah. Burrow Farm Gardens looks beautiful.

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  14. The weather has been so disappointing - we have only managed two trips to the coast so far this summer and neither were particularly warm. The best days always seem to be when I am at work!
    We haven't been to Axmouth for ages ... must revisist (lovely photos by the way).
    I'm down your way on Sunday at the Bridport Vintage Market - fingers crossed for better weather!
    M x

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  15. We've had a little bit of sunshine,enough to do some gardening which is always a blessing. Looks like you had a lovely day out x

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  16. It's hard to picture a cool summer, as we have been experiencing the hottest, driest summer on record here in BC. Hopefully you get some warm weather during August!

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  17. We had a break in the weather today--it stayed in the 70's all morning--just gorgeous! Your pictures are lovely. I can see that Tavi is quite happy in his new environs.

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  18. Oh so lovely! The garden, Burrow farms garden...I love it! So beautiful surrounding and nature around you, enjoy your summer...
    Love,
    Titti

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  19. Lovely - we have friends in Lyme Regis, but have never been to Axmouth. The garden photos are beautiful.

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  20. A wonderful day out with so many beautiful things to see! Thank you for taking us along and for sharing! xx

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  21. Wow, what gorgeous photos, Burrow Farm Gardens are absolutely beautiful. And the Jurassic coast is stunning, one of my favourite places. Glad you had such a lovely day out. Wishing you a good weekend. CJ xx

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  22. I like the way you always include a bit of history in your posts, along with the scenery; it gives it a lot more interest!

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  23. You are so lucky to have open gardens near you. That is what I miss about living in England. I know LA has the Huntingdon Gardens in Pasadena, and we have the Encinitas Botanical Garden close to us, but they just aren't the same somehow. Also, they don't have the tea shops for coffee and walnut cake either. When we go home to Cornwall, we spend at least two or three days visiting the different open gardens in the county.

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    1. I would miss that too if I was living aboard. Cornwall does have some fantastic gardens too. Sarah x

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  24. Sarah, such a lovely post. Those Lobster pots, piled up on the quay reminded me of happy days spent at Mudeford Quay.

    A really lovely post and I enjoyed looking at all your photo's.

    It's been raining so hard today, I just hope the weather is better for the weekend.

    Take Care

    All the best Jan

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  25. Like you, the Summers of my childhood are remembered as hot sunny days but without being humid or windy that we seem to get now. I loved reading about your day out in Devon and your photos are gorgeous. xx

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  26. Now this looks like a proper summer day.
    I used to love summer. These days it is just too hot and humid around here.
    Amalia
    xo

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  27. That looks like a fabulous day out, and a welcome reminder that it is in fact summer! It's so cold (and wet) here this evening we pondered putting the heating on, and given that we like to keep the place quite cool even in winter that's saying something!

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