People have been living on the site for over 2000 years, originally in Iron Age settlements comprising of thatched roundhouses. The first castle, a motte and bailey, which was a wooden tower situated on raised ground with a walled courtyard was erected in 1115 to defend against the Welsh. Subsequent generations improved and enlarged each … Continue reading Whittington Castle ~ 12th Century Moated Castle Ruins on Iron Age Site #Photography #Historic
Castell Powys (in Welsh) was built around 1200 as a medieval fortress sitting in a hugely elevated position on the Welsh borders and is now in the care of the National Trust. No photography is allowed inside so the following images are from the impressive tiered garden with far reaching views. You can find out … Continue reading A Visit to Powis Castle #Photography #Medieval
When we moved here last year there was nothing in the garden but an established cherry tree, which is now looking like it's almost ready to blossom again. It's too early for some of the plants but not for others... The vibrant new leaves of the Red Robin. The one on the left is a … Continue reading Signs of life in the garden at last #nature #photography
Dingle Gardens is part of Quarry Park in Shrewsbury and was made famous by Percy Thrower. We visited in February so not much colour around but still lovely. The entrance to the Dingle from Quarry Park leading down into the gardens, which was originally the quarry.
Welcome to the Sunday Stills feature, hosted by Terri Webster Shrandt. This being Love Your Pets Day, the theme this week is...pets! We brought Flynn home in August last year when he was 8 weeks old. It was a good couple of hours in the car but he slept all the way and it didn't … Continue reading #SundayStills ~ It’s Love Your Pets Day ❤️ 🐕 #Pets #Dogs
Windleshaw Chantry is a small enclosed graveyard with the ruins of the original chapel, adjoining the cemetery in the town where I grew up. Dating from the early 15th century, the Chantry was built by Sir Thomas Gerard, as far as I can gather for masses to be said for himself, his wife and his ancestors, … Continue reading Windleshaw Chantry ~ #Historic Building #Photography
Welcome to the Sunday Stills feature hosted by Terri Webster Schrandt. This month's colour challenge is Amethyst or Purple. Amethyst is a variety of quartz and is said to relieve stress and anxiety, aiding tranquility, groundedness and calm, as well as other beneficial attributes. Amethyst or purple also appears frequently in nature... notably flowers. An … Continue reading #SundayStills ~ A Gem of a Colour #Photography #Amethyst