Thursday, December 05, 2013

A Golden Day

Yesterday was such a beautiful day.  Just the right day for travelling which was good because that is what we had planned to do.  We'd arranged to visit relatives in Nottinghamshire and ended up at Rufford Abbey Country Park for lunch and a stroll around.

The sunlight falling  on the old ruin was so beautiful

It cast a golden glow over the building's soft stone

and over the trees out in the park

I was entranced by the light and shade and the colours in the ancient walls

Although scarves and gloves were needed it was unseasonably warm

A golden day

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  1. Indeed, a truly golden day! So beautiful to see. xx

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    1. Thanks, Amy - the golden light was beautiful:)

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  2. I love all the carvings on that wall in your fifth photo. It's ages since I went to Rufford. I like the sculptures.

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    1. They're great aren't they? I've got a collage of them to use in my next post. Unfortunately the sculpture garden was closed for maintenance when we were there:)

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    1. Thanks, ruth - glad you enjoyed them:)

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    1. Thanks, Elaine - I was hoping my camera would capture the intensity of the light:)

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  5. What a beautiful golden glow on the house. I don't think there'll be many leaves left after today x

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    1. Isn't it? No, such a difference between two days - thank goodness we chose that day to visit:)

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  6. It was indeed a lovely day yesterday and so different from today. The golden light falling on the walls of the old house and the parkland is beautiful.

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    1. Thanks Linda, as I was writing this post the wind was howling and rain gushing down and I couldn't belive how it had been the day before:)

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  7. The old stone does look beautiful in the winter sunlight.

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    1. Thanks, Wendy. I thought it looked rather splendid:)

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  8. Beautiful photos, it looks an interesting place.

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    1. It is a lovely place to visit, Louise if you are ever out that way:)

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  9. You've captured the light beautifully Rosie.

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    1. Thanks, Jessica - nature can be so beautiful sometimes I had lots of help:)

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  10. Wonderful light on wonderful buildings. How quickly the weather changes though!

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    1. Yes, it does such a different landscape today. I'm glad we visited on the right day:)

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  11. Such a shame it's a ruin building, it certainly would have been a wonderful building. Was this Henry's doings?

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    1. Can't blame Henry for this ruin as after the dissolution it became a country estate until 1938. The estate and house were separated in sales and the house went into disrepair and had to be partly demolished in the 1950s for safety reasons:)

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  12. What beautiful winter light- Truly golden:)

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    1. Thanks, Amanda - it was rather special:)

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  13. I do like a golden day! It would have lifted my spirits. x

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    1. It was a gorgeous day and looking back at the photos makes me smile:)

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  14. I always forget about Rufford Abbey - you captured the golden glow perfectly xxx

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    1. It is a lovely place to visit any time of the year but on Wendesday it was almost perfect due to the golden light:)

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  15. I know this time of year is dark and can be depressing, I think the secret is to get out when the sun does, like you have here. Great pictures.

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    1. I like the idea of getting out when the sun does! We certainly managed that last Wednesday and what beautiful sunshine it was too:)

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