Thursday, 5 January 2012

Dunham Massey....................................................... the Winter Garden

Dunham Massey... continued.
Sorry but you need to scroll down four posts to see the full story.
I left the deer park and headed back towards the Mansion House.
To the side of the house is the largest winter garden in the UK.

The orangery looks like it's in a summer setting... this really is winter in the UK
The weather was sunny but very cold... .. my visit was on January the 2nd.
For the last couple of day's we have very strong winds....... I didn't get any sleep last night..

 Nature thinks it's Spring.... the daffodils are coming through very early.
I have a few in my little garden that are at this stage... they usually flower in late March.

I really like this part of the Winter Garden...  these birch trees are wonderful to see.
On my way back to the car park I saw two of the birds I had missed on New Years Day....
....on another wonderful Golden Pond.
 Canada Goose...
...and Greylag.

22 comments:

Rose said...

Nice captures of the birds...

TexWisGirl said...

Beautiful skies and beautiful reflections!

Carole Meisenhelter said...

Hi Andrew! Nice to see the remainder of your earlier visit. Orangery was a new word to me, went and looked it up, interesting. My "something new learnt" for today. Greylag too, one I haven't seen before; great photos. We're getting a nudge of those winds here today ...

Gary said...

Great tour and glad to see the mansion still survives!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Sylvia K said...

What a lovely place and your captures are marvelous!! Such beautiful skies must have made the day even better! I do love the ducks and the wonderful reflections. A really delightful post for the day, Andrew! I love your earlier post as well -- I can surely relate to the "old stump"!! Hope you have a great weekend!

Sylvia

joo said...

I love daffodils but there's definitely too early for them!

Carletta said...

I love this tour Andrew!
That is a wonderful shot of the birch trees - love the white lines.
The goose shot is a beautiful reflection shot!!! It is so clear.
Well done!

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

I don't think the daffodils are going to appreciate being fooled by Mother Nature. Remarkable refection on the Canada Goose!

J Bar said...

Beautiful shots.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

chubskulit said...

Beautifully captured!

Skywatch, have a nice weekend!

Indrani said...

Very beautiful captures in the new year. :) Enjoyed seeing these sights.

Liz said...

Beautiful captures! Happy sky watching.

Skywatch

ADRIAN said...

A great place...Those birch have possibilities in wierd light or flash maybe.

Arija said...

Great shots Andrew. Forgot to say how much I loved the carved stump man in the post blow. Beautiful captures of the waterbirds with reflections.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Beautiful pictures! I'd love to walk around there!

JM said...

I would love to walk there!

Amish Stories said...

Great images and its hard to think that some of your grass is still a little green. Crazy weather the world is surly having. Richard

Tanya said...

beautiful images...

Susan said...

Oh my gosh, such beautiful shots. You are a real artist with the camera. I love the birches too! And the water does look golden. Amazing!

Fábio Martins said...

So pretty pictures :)

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful photos, and it is ending with the Greylag Goose, superb.

Pantherka said...

Again, beautiful images, the picture is amazing with birch trees and daffodils surprised me ...
Greetings and wish you a wonderful weekend.