Although we encountered heavy rain as we drove along the weather had cleared by the time we reached Stourhead. I have never been here before and my husband last visited here around 45 years ago as a child.
Stourhead is a National Trust property which has one of the best 18th century landscape gardens. It was inspired by the great landscape painters of the 17th century. The gardens contains temples, grottos and beautiful trees with the lake as the centre piece. When it was opened in the 1740's a magazine described it as a "living work of art" and this is still the case today.
It was probably at it's best a few weeks ago, but we had a chance to marvel at those trees that still were dressed in their autumn glory.
I loved looking at the little cottage with the smoke coming out of the chimney. It reminded me of one of the cottages in the woods, which appears in so many fairytales. Trees that have died have been turned into works of art. Can you see the owl that has been created in the tree at the bottom of the collage?
Thank you to everyone for your concern over the storms here last weekend. It wasn't as bad as they predicted and although many trees were blown down, other damage was minimal. It looked as if Holland and Belgium had stronger winds than us. I hope everyone stayed safe. I enjoyed reading about all your recycled treasures too, thank you for sharing them with us.
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