Tuesday, 30 December 2014

Winter Wonderland

red cabbage
 Freezing weather round the clock means the Boxing Day snowfall is still with us turning even the most mundane things into art.



a transformed stick

brick path

patio table

Saturday, 13 December 2014

Down the Rabbit Hole at Chatsworth

 Christmas time is quickly approaching, so time to visit the festive decorations at Chatsworth House. This year the theme is Alice in Wonderland, so off we go down the rabbit hole.....







...to The Mad Hatter's Tea Party









The photo doesn't show it, but there was steam coming out of the teapot!

































 ...with The Cheshire Cat overseeing almost every scene with his wicked grin



Here's the Queen of Hearts playing croquet with flamingos

while the house of cards falls down around her.







It didn't have such a wintry feel as last year's Narnia- themed decorations but outside was cold enough to make up for it.
As it was getting dark too, we skipped out a walk round the gardens, being happy with a brisk walk to see the Emperor Fountain, then up to the Stables.


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