A seat with a view (Widwed010519)
Our Upton House blipmeet went ahead today with Lozarithm, Hildasrose, JohnRH, Fitzbilly (groupshot & do not touch! in extras) and me.
Rob (SHH) and Gill came along as non-blipping partners - though we live in hope of assimilating them yet :-)
We were extremely fortunate with the weather, dry, sunny and relatively still, such a difference to the day this blipmeet had been arranged for and then cancelled due to high wind speeds. After an al fresco coffee & cake start, we had plenty of opportunity to wander about the terraced gardens before touring the house. It was so bright I managed to get several images with my two film cameras ... up to around 32 frames on each now :-)
As today's wide Wednesday theme is shapes I have chosen this view of one of the benches looking out onto the lawn, with part of the house in the background. I liked the contrast between the sharp edges of the bench, the softer lines in the building and the softer still wisteria and clouds. I thought it looked better in monochrome too.
In the extra - almost the reverse, a colour image from one of the garden borders. I'll put in a second extra of the untouchable bookcase which we all found amusing - there was also a box of items visitors were welcome to touch :-)
Thanks to BobsBlips for hosting Wide Wednesday.
Thanks also to all of you who have visited my journal over the past few days when I have been unable to return the compliment. I would definitely recommend Chirk as a base for any blippers with an interest in history as within a few miles you will find much worth seeing.