Monday, June 17, 2013

" A Castle And Garden In Wales......"

Last week, a few days Jolly to Mid Wales, one of our favourite places,which included a visit to Powys Castle.
 This is in the ancient kingdom of Powys:  Montgomeryshire, parts of Denbighshire and Radnorshire and large areas of Shropshire.

The castle itself is magnificent: there are superb State rooms, furniture to marvel at......even a Museum, dedicated to Clive ( of India)...... and in every corner, stories ripple... and much-loved possessions are to be seen, on sideboards, on dressers, on ornate marble mantle pieces.  dignified, all-seeing ancestors watch us from portraits.... by Sir Joshua Reynolds and his ilk.

BUT it's the gardens of Powys which are its true delight. They're said to be " baroque" in character....AND stunningly lovely at all times of the year....but now gorgeous with lush rhododendrons, laburnum, azaleas...and the glorious beginnings of summer flowers.

A Treat Of A Place: a castle with a garden undoubtedly for All Seasons.
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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gosh that picture brought back some memories for me!
I have the same shot with myself and a friend in it taken in 1958!

3:05 p.m.  
Blogger Jan said...

Thank you, Anonymous!
No idea WHO you are???
1958 is lots of years hope you enjoyed the memory.

9:05 p.m.  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry Jan, I forgot to add cousin Sue. I was with mum, her friend and their little boy. Looking back at the photo I was about 4 yrs old but still can remember the lovely day we had.

4:41 p.m.  
Blogger Jan said...

I'm afraid I don't comment on other sites nowadays....gets too addictive(!) but pleased to get comments m'self! A bit naughty, that!
How is Simon getting on in M/Ch?? Tell Philippa to send him over this way !

8:21 a.m.  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Simon has nearly finished at Shillington College in M'ch. His plan was to move to B'ham and set up Wraptious with his friend and business partner, but seems to have enjoyed the creativity and challenges of the course that he may go for further experience in design studios in M'ch.We will have to wait and see what he decides. Sue

11:27 a.m.  
Blogger Jan said...

Simon's absolutely right in doing all this....hopefully he'll succeed/gain lots from it in lots of ways....and then he's also got the marvellous advantage of experience/success in his previous " world".
He'll have CHOICES in his life...the old and the new...move on/go back....and if he DIDN'T do this new stuff, he'd always regret it.....

10:34 a.m.  

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