Friday, October 18

Dunster Castle

Recently we had a few days away in Somerset and one of the places that we visited was Dunster Castle.

The tropical garden shown below was in quite a sun trap and for early October the plants looked remarkably well.
As well as the tropical garden in which to sit and enjoy a drink, there was also a wooded walk alongside a small stream.
I overheard one of the staff telling someone that she had seen a kingfisher that morning but I'm afraid that we were out of luck.




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  1. It looks absolutely beautiful. You are right that the gardens are in excellent condition for October. Oh to have a lovely garden...

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    1. We were lucky with the weather whilst we were away too, CJ

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  2. Lovely garden, lovely photos. I'm eyeing up your photos and hesitating over buying a new camera... The first photo in ths post is really crisp. Is it taken with your Panasonic Lumix FZ72?

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    1. All the photos were taken with FZ72 Mark,

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  3. Idyllic. Would love to visit.

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    1. It was quite warm too sitting in the garden without a coat, Tpals

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  4. I mentioned before that we stayed just outside Dunster a few years ago, I wish we'd visited the castle now after seeing your photos. It looks more like a summer's day than an autumn one.

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    1. Doesn't it, Jo we were very lucky. Did you look at the photos on my website as they show the view across the Bristol Channel from the castle walls

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    2. I hadn't, but I have now. It looks really lovely.

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  5. Love that tall garden wall and iron bridge over the stream, Sue :-) I agree, this year the gardens are looking great longer with the advantage we can work in them longer too ;-) Pity you missed the Kingfisher (never seen one) but nice to hear it was there on your visit. Enjoy your weekend :-)

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    1. We've had several views of kingfishers in flight, Shirl and I've looked down binoculars at one perching but my goal is to take a photo of one - as long as it's not over our pond!

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  6. Love your last picture, my dream environment - what I would give to have an area like in my own garden

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    1. Me too Elaine, Did you see the streamside views in the photos on my web page?

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  7. I love the first picture. Really beautiful garden! But your last picture is absolutely raising my 'green living' spirit. Thank you for sharing

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    1. Nature is uplifting isn't it Endah?

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  8. What a lovely place to have visited. I can imagine that Somerset in October is quite a nice place to be!
    We apparently have a Kingfisher that lives along the river by my house but it's elusive too!

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    1. One day I will photograph a kingfisher, Angie - I really really will!

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  9. It looks wonderful. Mike & I have already made an early new years resolution to visit more gardens next year.

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    1. Another garden we visited on the same break will be posted about soon, Jo

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  10. Beautiful place. You can feel the warmth in the first photo.

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    1. It was amazing for the time of year Alain.

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  11. Oh....sighs....how beautiful....and SUNSHINE you say???? What's that?xxxx

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    1. That was a couple of weeks ago now, Snowbird

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  12. I love Dunster Castle, but I don't remember that bridge at all! Lovely shot of it, all those trees.

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    1. It was down through the woods and over the stream at the bottom. The stream ran to the watermill

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  13. Sue, I liked this Garden, especially your last photo with bridge and willow!
    Have a nice weekend!

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  14. Looks like the weather was really good, and lovely photos!

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    1. It was Kelli, unlike today in Lancashire!

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