Thursday, 11 July 2013

Picton Castle Again!

It's no good....
I just can't stay away from this place....

I just love Picton Castle and it's walled garden!

As we walked from the carpark...
a glorious scent reached us
coming from the rose
cascading over the trees...wonderful!

My friend wanted to do a tour of the inside

and I...

sat under an umbrella in the wonderful courtyard

and enjoyed the peace....

whilst I supped a cup of tea...
and wrote in my journal!

At last my friend returned
and we headed for the walled garden

making a slight detour

through this lovely garden!!

Onwards towards the walled garden...
leaving the castle behind

Isn't this tree wonderful?
My grandchildren love to play on it...
would I were younger!!

At last!


This garden has a large border 
totally devoted to herbs
with signs next to each one explaining their use

I am trying to take a picture of each one 
along with their information.

But today

we don't have a lot of time so

I want to look at the flowers...

Beautiful borders!!

There is so much to see and enjoy
that I could bring a sandwich
and spend all day here!!

Who knows..
perhaps I might just do that sometime!

Hubbie and son have had another falling out...
Sometimes it is so hard being in the middle of two people that you love so much
and who both think they are right...

Staying here
could well be an option!!

Ah well...
I'd better head for home...
oh joy!!

At least some of its peace
has rubbed off on my sore heart...

Please don't forget my 100th Giveaway
ends 17th July


  1. These are always my favorite posts. I get to see a part of the world that I'll never see and marvel at the history of it all. It looks like it was a lovely day, too! Sweet hugs!

  2. I, too, would have a difficult time leaving such a beautiful spot! Sending hugs across the waters, Joan!

  3. Joan, I wanted you to know that I mentioned your giveaway on my blog for Friday!:-)

  4. I agree with you, I would camp out there all the time! So many beautiful things to see! I recognize the foxgloves but not much more. They are HUGELY tall!

  5. Loved the garden and flowers . . . So lovely!
    Hope son and dad have found some peace . . .

  6. What I wouldn't give to go there with you. I love England so much and have never been able to go. Maybe someday? ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  7. Oh what beautiful flowers - they are absolutely divine! Thank you for sharing your delightful pictures :)

    Hugs to you!

  8. Stunning photos of an amazing place!! Thanks so much for stopping by!


  9. Thank you for sharing this beautiful garden with us today. I pray for peace in your home and heart today, just as peaceful as this lovely garden.

  10. Looks like a lovely place to revisit, Joan. Glad you took the time to look at the colorful blooms and to share with all of us.

  11. Such a serene place - thanks for showing it to us. Cheers

  12. No wonder you can't stay away!!! Absolutely heavenly!

  13. So sorry about the family tiff, Joan. So stressful on everyone. I hope it irons itself out.

    Gorgeous place to take photos -- I'd want to see it all!

  14. Such a beautiful, beautiful spot. So glad you had a peaceful break and hope the tiff is resolved. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog so that I could find my way here. I'll be back by... blessings ~ tanna

  15. Oh my, I have no idea of how you found me and my blog, but I am so glad you did. What a wonder place you live in. I love the gardens at the castle and all the wonderful flowers that grow within. I will be back many times. Praying for peace in your heart as well as the men in your life who think that being right is more important than being loved right now. May they see past what's here and now and have a vision of what is to come when this life is past. Big hugs from the prairie fields of the US.

  16. Thank you for sharing the peace and beauty of this place. It would have been glorious to sip tea while writing in a journal surrounded by all the flowers. I would dearly love to enjoy the scents! So sorry for the trouble between husband and son. Hope the week goes well for each of you.

  17. Heavenly! I too would return time and again. Don't you wish our own gardens could be like that....sigh. :)

  18. What a great place! I am sure your friend had a wonderful tour as well. Thank you for sharing it with all of us.


  19. What GORGEOUS photos!!!
    I've been to Yorkshire many times with John - ( is that where this is? he's sleeping and don't want to wake him up to ask him LOL )
    Anyway came by because you left a cute comment on my blog - and now that I've looked around - that's it - I'm hooked - and am now your newest follower!
    Hope Hubs and Son make up soon - my guess is that they are very much alike, right?
    Big hugs from Montreal,

  20. Stunning! and so pleased you had the opp to just SIT in the Peace... lovely!
    thanks for stopping in at FHC - tea's always on ;)

  21. It looks wonderful there, and those roses are spectacular!

  22. There is no wonder you love to visit this place - it is so beautiful. I can imagine sitting there with you coffee was very peaceful. The flowers look so gorgeous - flowers really make me smile.


  24. What a wonderful place! I would love spending time there too! The flowers are just stunning, and I can only imagine how incredible it must be inside of the castle!!

  25. You have such a wonderful gift of photography! Thank you for sharing! I'll say a prayer for your hubby and son~ Sounds like they both are strong personalities~ ♥♥♥

  26. When all else fails, just ignore everyone and smell the roses...Hang in there Dear! Life is too short for squabbles...God bless,

  27. Oh Joan I do hope you are doing well I am thinking of you. Hugs B


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