Monday, 11 September 2017

Drowned quarry garden

On Sunday afternoon we were invited to join a friend who has just returned to feeling like himself after a very hard couple of years following a bereavement and ill health. His friends, a collection of fellow artists and writers, met at his house to celebrate. What a noisy lot we were, even the wind and driving rain had to take a back seat in our company! In a short lull in the weather I went outside to walk around an unusual part of the garden, a drowned quarry.
The steps and narrow pathways were slippery and I had the place to myself. Duck weed has covered the surface of the water since my last visit. It's a rather magical place.
I disturbed a little family of ducks.








It is no surprise that this place provides an inspiration for art.

I had a happy wander around the studio.

At 4 o'clock it was time for afternoon tea, sandwiches, quiche and dainty, fancy buns. How English and how tasty! No need to worry about the weather in such good company. We all had a lovely time.


16 comments:

  1. Goodness you are so lucky to have such a friend and spent such a lovely time. What a place to live and have a studio.

    cheers, parsnip

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    1. Great studio space, and a whole lot tidier than Himself's!

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  2. That is a very magical place, I kept looking at the photos over and over! I'd love to visit a place like that, you're right, it's very inspiring! I'm happy to hear your friend is doing better, sounds like a rough time he had.

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    1. Yes, it was a very happy event to celebrate him feeling like himself again and returning to painting after a very low time.

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  3. You were lucky to be invited at that wonderful place. A perfect place to live and paint, beautiful.

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    1. It was a happy, noisy gathering of friends. Lots to talk about. We all had a good time.

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  4. What a pretty spot. I really like waterfalls, especially the smaller ones so that the water cascades in slower tones rather than a crashing wave of the bigger ones.

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    1. Yes, like you I prefer the smaller, gentler waterfalls - nothing too wild!

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  5. Such a beautiful natural place !!
    Greetings

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    1. Hello Ela, nature has reclaimed the land very well, at one time it will have been an ugly quarry!

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  6. Beautiful place! Happy weekend. Hugs.

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    1. Hello Sandra, the weekend was wonderful, family came home with the latest addition, our grandson!

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