All photos © Southampton Old Lady, 2016
2016 marks the 300th birthday of England’s most famous landscape gardener, Lancelot “Capability” Brown. His precise birthday is unknown but he was baptised on the 30th of August. Brown was the Master Gardener at Hampton Court for King George III (Farmer George) and was a must-have to design landscapes for any estate house of the landed gentry.
I took these photos at Highclere Castle, near Newbury on the Hampshire/Berkshire border.
Copses of trees shading crocuses contrast with wide open space. Several shades of ‘green and pleasant land’. Any flowers would not detour and would often be hidden behind secret walled gardens.
For a more in depth post about Capability Brown gardens in Hampshire, England, this post by the Southampton University archive is worth reading – click here
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who can inform you
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in every new territory
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They can tell you where these are stored
Never a cross word these lads…
Hope you got that one across
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Poem reworked from an ad in the Sphere Sept 1963
August 2016 © Southampton Old Lady
In response to WordPress Photo Challenge: Face
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Fifth in my series of poems reworked from found trivial printed matter
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man and Sars
Disciple is own
escalates the nightmare
man slaps misbehaving
Poem reworked from Virgin Media 2016 pg 7
© Southampton Old Lady
Took a while to get these photos of number 7s together but here they are:
In response to the weekly photo challenge: Life Imitates Art
Chef Charles Michel creates art-inspired food such as this salad with a taste of Kandinsky. He was filmed wielding a paintbrush and a potato peeler in a laboratory at The University of Oxford which was later shown at The Science Museum in London.
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