Friday, August 28, 2009

Misty Orchard, my little bit of England






One of my favourite magazines is the "Country and Living" . I read and read these magazines soaking in the gorgeous English Countryside , transporting myself to these locations. The views, the village markets, the fabrics and wool...I can go on and on. Although I live in Sunny South Africa, moments like these are few and far between..Ones that need to be captured. My waking today to our Misty day. My orchard took on a new look. Very romantic indeed. I almost expected Mr Darcy to come walking through the orchard gate with his flowing Winter jacket...

I then spotted our meadow mama chicken beautifully caring for her young lings. How cosy on this misty cold day to have a warm wing to yourself...
Today the children and I will have a little tea and cake to honor a great lady, Tasha Tudor. Following her life through her books has helped clarify my journey with my family.

Happy peaceful weekend to all of you.

21 comments:

Linda said...

Such lovely photos Su, it does look like the English countryside for sure. That mama chicken and her baby are so beautiful... Meet you at the gate for our Tasha Tudor tea :)

Rick Tan III said...

I love the aura of your misty orchard - so ethereal, romantic, and comforting in its own way!

Kelly said...

Hello dear friend,
Such a beautiful morning. So many beautiful pictures to admire. I can just see you out there soaking it all in! Have a very special, lovely day!

gardenmama said...

What a beautiful post Suzanne!
I felt as if I had stepped inside the pages of a magazine! And the photo of the mama hen and chick underneath her wing!!!!!! INCREDIBLE!!! Oh, I love this so very, very much : )
We celebrated Tasha Tudor today as well...

Jessica said...

Beautiful photos...and, thank you for bringing to mind Mr. Darcy. ;o)

renee ~ heirloom seasons said...

Oh Suzanne, it is so incredibly beautiful! I too love misty foggy days, though they are also rare here. But I grew up on the northern California coast and I miss the fog so much.

I think it is time to add some more Tasha Tudor books to our collection. And soon it will be time to get out Pumpkin Moonshine.

My girls each have their own copy of A Time to Keep, and they call it "Best of all". As in "best of all the birthday cake came floating down the river."

sara farmama said...

Oh how beautiful a foggy day can be! Where we live it is very sunny most of the time, so I can relate to cherishing those misty kind of days! I love the picture of your mama hen....it looks like she is a very good mama!
Enjoy,
Sara

Shirley Ann said...

What lovely pictures and how sweet to see the momma chicken sheltering and warming her babies! I too love to soak in the English countryside - just stunning!

Beth said...

A beautiful day in your garden! Isn't it amazing how every kind of weather can be beautiful? I'm touched by the picture of the nurturing silky Mama sheltering her baby under her wing.

woolies said...

Your pics are so beautiful! And I adore Tasha Tudor - I met her when I was in 4th grade, and she signed my copy of The Secret Garden.

:0)

Tammy said...

Ah, lovely photos. And yes, oh-so-romantic. I love rain and mist - it makes everything look so snug and cozy. :)

suzanne said...

Hi Linds

I know we do not often get mist, but was that not the most beautiful morning...

Have a wonderful day
XX
Suez

suzanne said...

Hello Kelly

I am sure you get to experience this often living in England. As I have told you before my heart belongs to England....

Have a great day too

XX
Suzanne

suzanne said...

Hello Nicole

Was that photo of the chick not a one in a million! I am glad you honored our dear Tasha Tudor too. I do hope I find an outfit like hers oneday. I really would love one..

Happy day to you dear friend
Warm regards
Suzanne

suzanne said...

Hello Jessica

Thank you for visiting. Mr Darcy has no idea how much he is admired by this hopeless romantic...

Have a wonderful day!

Warm regards
Suzanne

suzanne said...

Dear Renee

I have no doubt that Tasha Tudor is a part of your life too. I can spot a Tasha admirer a mile off!

Have a peaceful day up on your mountain..

Warm regards
Suzanne

suzanne said...

Hi Sara

Thank you for popping in. I must say I sat taking loads of photo's of the mama with her chicks. It was one of those times that I hoped I could capture the cold weather and the warmth of the mama baby moment. I think I did.

Have a great day

Warm regards
Suzanne

suzanne said...

Hi Beth

Lovely to have you visit.

Warm regards
Suzanne

suzanne said...

Hi Sara

My what an honor...How nice to have your book signed. She really is a special lady. The Dvd's have really brought her presence into my life a little more. What a soul...

Have a great day

Warm regards
Suzanne

suzanne said...

Hi Shirley ann

Thank you for visiting

The English countryside has such appeal. The villages and dappled fields. mmmm...will have to visit one day.

Happy day to you

Warm regards
Suzanne

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