Monday, 23 November 2009

Compton Acres to Cheer Me Up

We are having such terrible weather here in the UK. Towns in the north have been flooded out and I just saw on the news that some people are being allowed to go back and look at how the floods have affected their homes and businesses, which they were forced to vacate days ago. There was also news of a police officer losing his life when a bridge collapsed.

Here we are much luckier. While we've had the wind and driving rain, our homes and businesses haven't been affected by flooding. One of my husband's acquaintances told him there has been such a run on fencing that he found it hard to source what he needed for his normal business, but having your fence blown down doesn't equate to people having to leave their homes to the mercy of the floodwater.

Of course, it's all relative. I know people in other countries have even worse disasters and even less help to get over it.

Anyway I thought I'd try to cheer myself up with some photos of happier times. These pictures, taken a few summers ago, are of Compton Acres, a beautiful garden not far from my new home that's open to the public .

11 comments:

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Such lush green foliage. Just gorgeous. What a tranquil spot.

Sharkbytes (TM) said...

This is beautiful! Great memories.

Kelly C said...

Beautiful pictures! Looks like a wonderful area to visit.

Sharkbytes said...

Jean- What is your author name at Constant Content?

Jude said...

So sorry to read about the floods hope things improve soon for everyone. What a lovely spot to be able to visit and enjoy.

jakill said...

Thanks for comments everyone.

Sharkbytes - I am jak at CC. Thanks for your interest.

Things are not getting better yet. They've had lots more rain in the flooded areas, as we have here.

Jena Isle said...

This is a peaceful place to relax and rejuvenate the soul. Thanks for sharing.

voiceofbragg said...

Happy Thanksgiving...

jakill said...

That's true, Jena. But I'll have to wait till the New Year now. Too much to do.

jakill said...

Thank you Voice of Bragg. Actually, we don't celebrate Thanksgiving here in the UK, but I appreciate the sentiments.

When I am Rich said...

Small world! I remember going to Compton Acres many, many years ago. My parents took me when I was young enough to think that looking at gardens was a BORING waste of time! But it was wonderful (although I would never have admitted it to my friends).

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