A Lingering Look at Windows: In the Garden

This weekly challenge is hosted by Dawn from ‘The Day After’ who invites participants to post pictures of any windows that  they find curious, inviting, photogenic, or in some way tell a story. Visit her blog to see more windows and/or to join in with the challenge.

Whilst visiting Stockton Bury Gardens in Herefordshire recently I also couldn’t help noticing some windows. The Tithe Barn obviously didn’t have windows, but does have huge doors. Now that it is used as a café new bi-fold windows have been added so that they can be open during good weather.window (5)

There is a window in the stable block, occupied by a pair of white doves it seems.

Inside the Stables
Inside the Stables

But difficult to spot them from the outside in May.

Exterior in May
Exterior in May

Budding wisteria in April


turns to dripping wisteria in May, and yes there is a window there if you look hard enough.

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and a cute little window in the ladies loo.

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I have lived in the UK for most of my life, but when young I definitely had wanderlust and even ended up living in South Africa for several years which was a wonderful experience. I now look forward to a long and leisurely retirement doing what I like most - gardening, photography, walking and travelling.

39 thoughts on “A Lingering Look at Windows: In the Garden”

  1. The little window in the toilet looks like an archer’s slit in an old castle.
    That wisteria is lovely, I have a soft spot for that plant.
    Great stuff as always Jude. Brief nailed once again!
    Regards as always, Pete. x

    1. Thank you Pete 🙂 Love wisteria – just had to go back to this garden to see it in bloom, and smell it! Such a wonderful perfume!

    1. Thank you Dawn, I thought you’d like these windows, kind of like your vineyards. And the wisteria is just a bonus. A very fragrant bonus 🙂

    1. The fragrance in those bedrooms in the Manor must be incredible! (Header photo) – I’d love to have wisteria dripping over my doors and windows!

        1. Well, we can’t have it all – although saying that the Swiss seem to combine flowers and mountains quite well 🙂
          And chocolate…

    1. Ceanothus is a glorious colour, but is it as fragrant as common lilac? Lilac is doing very well this year too. Seems like all that water in winter has caused the plant world to explode this spring!

  2. Love the window with the doves, beautiful shot. Of course, always love to see wisteria at this time of year, just gorgeous 🙂

    1. Thank you Sherri, I liked the doves too 🙂
      Are you still having problems commenting? I seem to be very hit and miss and even on sites where I have commented before! I have looked on the forum and support page but can’t find any posts about it that suggest it is a common problem.

      1. It’s a beautiful photo. Today I had problems with a couple of sites and so far no reply from my comment test form. Also very slow in loading. As with you , very hit and miss and nothing on the forums. What’s with that? Making my way to your other posts…

        1. Same here. Slow to upload sites and slow to save my drafts. I saw there was an issue with Talktalk users in the UK, but I’m with BT! I’m wondering if it is anything to do with the .org site vs the .com site? I shall have to check which ones fail. Such a pain…

        2. I’m really cheesed off now. I’ve tried to leave comments on several blogs this evening and none have gone through, although they did on your site earlier. I’m with BT too! I feel like I’ve wasted an entire evening. Grrrrrr…not very happy….not been a good day today in other ways, one thing after another, including giving myself a steam-burn on my right wrist…well, sorry Jude, there, I’ve ranted and now I”m going to bed!!! Thanks for listening! Let’s hope tomorrow is better for us both…

        3. Sorry to hear about the bad day – I had a spell of burning the back of my hand on the oven grill a few weeks back – nasty burns, still have the scars! The fan element packed in so I have to use a different setting which means the grill comes on, and I forget about it being hot!

        4. Thanks Jude and that sounds nasty too. Kitchens can be dangerous places!!!
          Let’s hope today is a better day…commenting ok so far dare I say… 🙂

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