Fountains Abbey, Yorkshire

Well it is that season of mists and mellow fruitfulness and this was what Fountains Abbey in Yorkshire looked like last week when we visited it. It was a Cistercian Abbey and the grounds lead into Studley Royal which is … Continue reading

A Tree Trunk at Studley Royal, Yorkshire

I love stone walls and stone in general and trees too, so when I saw this tree growing through a wall in the grounds of Studley Royal/Fountains Abbey in Yorkshire I just had to snap it for posterity. I ‘collect’ … Continue reading

Studley Royal, Yorkshire

Studley Royal is a water garden, owned by English National Trust which adjoins Fountains Abbey, it was created in the 1700s and its setting is very artificial looking compared with all the trees which surround it, but gardening has always … Continue reading

Mid Week Autumn Break

We’ve just got back from a mid week autumn break and as usual we’re glad to get back to our own bed and have a rest after all the running around we’ve been doing. We were staying close to York … Continue reading