Friday, 27 September 2013

Montacute House isn't far from my parent's place in Dorset, so we went there for a morning.  Aside from the huge Elizabethan house itself -visited and lived in by a bunch of famous people over the years- the grounds themselves are rather fine.  The hedges and trees are quite remarkable and whimsical:







...but in other places formal and mysterious:





Back in Dorset that evening we walked through some fields in the evening, lush grass growing for sheep:




...and wheat ripening.


  


I wouldn't care to live in England any more, but I wish we had their tradition of public trails across the countryside.  It's always disappointing to see so much land here at home without any public trails.

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