Archive for September, 2013


Painted houses overlooking the harbour in Tenby…

It’s time for some more pictures from my August days in Tenby, Pembrokeshire, a very old town well known for its colourful painted houses and hotels. In Welsh its name is Dinbych-y-pysgod, meaning (more…)

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Misty hammock webs on Euonymus…

I am interrupting my summer holiday picture blog posts to take note of the September weather here in South Wales. There is a nip in the air and yesterday autumn lived up to its reputation as the season of “mists and mellow fruitfulness”.

I couldn’t have told you until I looked it up, but that line is (more…)

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The view through our ogee-arched windows at the Penally Abbey Hotel in Pembrokeshire…

Dorset was not the only place we holidayed this summer. We also went to Pembrokeshire in West Wales, where we explored the area around Tenby. I’m afraid I took LOTS of pictures, so I will feed them through my blog in themed chunks, probably more than one post a week, over the next month.

There will be Tenby itself, a trip to Caldey Island, plus visits to a couple of gardens. But for now (more…)

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Street lamps in Swanage – not sure if the design is dolphins or fishes – and the paintwork is much damaged by the salty air…

One of our favourite trips is on the Swanage Railway from the Norden park-and-ride to Swanage and back. You can also break your journey at Corfe Castle, which is only two minutes from the Norden end.

You can see our 2010 trip to Corfe here, but this time (more…)

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Pots of Pennisetum villosum or feathertop grass for sale at Knoll Gardens in Dorset…

While spending a few days in Dorset recently we discovered Knoll Gardens, at Hampreston, between Wimborne Minster and Ferndown, run by plantsman Neil Lucas. See the website here.

I found the place when (more…)

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