Ten Gables Cottage

Ten Gables Cottage
Ten Gables Cottage

Friday, September 7, 2012

Hi Everyone,  In Northern Ireland, we visited a beautiful garden and I thought the roof on this building was very interesting. I guess it is sod.
Have you ever seen blue mulch? This mulch looks like a pond with flowers floating in it. I thought it was very unusual and quite pretty.
Part of a moat around the ruined castle. Everything in Northern Ireland is so green and lush....truly the Emerald  Isle.
More of the lovely garden.

We had some rain, as you can see by the dark clouds gathering over the yellow limestone buildings.
This garden is behind Shakespeare's birthplace in Stratford Upon Avon.
And here is another photo of that famous house, circa 1600's with Kelli in front taking a photo. There are no tourist because we went there early before anyone was about!
Here is a thatched roof cottage that houses a gallery of the artist Thomas Kinkade. To view any of these photos closer, just click on to enlarge.
More to come!


  1. The garden behind Shakespeare's house is impressive. It was when I was there in early June (not this year--2001 and 06). I guess we go all ga-ga over the greenness of Ireland and England because it is just so dry and brown here. You were lucky to have your daughter as a travel companion and be able to set your own time table so that you could up early and beat the crowd. We were on a tour and bound by the tour. the Kincade house is so quaint and lovely. Great photos, Egretta. You will have fun sharing them.

  2. Some great photos! The red begonias are very striking planted in bulk. The Thomas Kinkade gallery with thatch room is really nice.