This will be the last group of photos I post from my trip to England - thanks for all your lovely comments. My husband and I ended the week with a 3-day stay at an 18th Century Edwardian Manor nestled amid 12 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens. Despite no internet service and a last minute childcare emergency 4000+ miles away in Virginia, it was the prefect end to a great vacation.
Massive Cedar of Lebanon Tree with 4 meter diameter trunk - ButterYum
Sorry for the bad pic - it got distorted when I rotated it. I wish I would have gotten a photo of someone standing in front of that massive tree - you just can't imagine how large it is by looking at the photo. At the base, the trunk is wider than the length of a car.
This adorable little guy followed me around the gardens. I'm not familiar with this bird species - does anyone out there know?
This 2nd story corner room was the restroom in our suite. Notice the windows - the mirrored portions were not visible inside the room because they had been plastered over. I like the way they were mirrored on outside to maintain the building's appearance.
Breakfast on the terrace overlooking the garden. Did you catch the palm trees - I was really surprised to see palms growing in England, but I actually saw quite a few of them during our stay.
A life-size game of chess anyone?
I wonder how many people have traveled this staircase over the past 3 centuries. I love all the moss and lichen on the steps.
Thanks for letting me share my photos!