Marble Surface

2014

Barnsdale Gardens & Rutland Water

We had almost perfect conditions for taking photographs in a garden setting: warm sunshine, a light breeze and good visibility. 39 individual gardens are spread over an 8-acre site, and there are no slopes or awkward steps to negotiate. You just drift from one quiet haven of calm to another one, taking in the different scents and colours, and all this to a backdrop of birdsong. It is so relaxing and stress-free.

In the afternoon, we took a pleasure cruise around Rutland Water aboard The Rutland Belle where the surface was like a millpond. A commentary on the boat gave us the history of the makings of Rutland Water as well as pointing out the distinguishing features on the shoreline.

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Urn
Urn

Annie Ford

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Water Nymph
Water Nymph

Malcolm Rea

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Smooth Curves
Smooth Curves

Malcolm Rea

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Through The Arch
Through The Arch

Malcolm Rea

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Ripening Pears
Ripening Pears

Malcolm Rea

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Bryan Durrant

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Rutland Reflections
Rutland Reflections

Annie Fortd

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Shady Bridge
Shady Bridge

Malcolm Rea

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Patio Area
Patio Area

May Beck

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Normanton Reflections
Normanton Reflections

May Beck

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Papaver
Papaver

May Beck

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Normanton Church
Normanton Church

May Beck

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Gunnera Leaf
Gunnera Leaf

Annie Ford

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Lupins
Lupins

Annie Ford

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Landing Stage
Landing Stage

Malcolm Rea

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Iris
Iris

Annie Ford

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Sheila Pendred

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Grasses
Grasses

May Beck

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Sheila Pendred

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Sheila Pendred

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Sheila Pendred

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Sheila Pendred

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Clematis
Clematis

Annie Ford

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Sheila Pendred

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