As the summer draws to a close and the flowers are fading and dying in our gardens and the autumn tones begin to colour our landscapes, it won’t be long before winter descends upon us. So I thought I would look back on one of the places we visited this summer and that was Mount Ephraim near Faversham in Kent, and process three pictures of the many flowers that take pride of place in their gardens.
As part of the Weekly Photo Challenge: Texture, I have used the above picture as the texture of the brickwork gives a nice backdrop to this sole yellow flower amongst a mass of purple flowers.
Just a couple of photos taken of Mount Ephraim Gardens, near Faversham in Kent. The picture below is of the flower border that is part of the walled enclosure which also is the setting for the tea rooms. What drew me to this picture was the variety of colours.
Below is a picture of one of the Dahlias that were in that border.
Today we decided to visit a place we went to last year back in May, called Mount Ephraim Gardens which is not far from Faversham in Kent and just off of Thanet Way.
I have wanted to return to Mount Ephraim earlier this year, but it is situated on a hillside, so I had to wait for a day when I think I could manage the climb. And today was that day… thanks to the aid of the monopod. Two uses that monopod has… as a walking aid and a camera stabiliser. 😀
Just as you leave the car park, and start to walk towards the gardens on your right just after the houses, is a field which has horses and ponies in it… oh yes I was in my element again. Horses and ponies. <3
She was such a beautiful horse, so friendly and so photogenic… mind you animals do take good pictures. Even this little dog decided to pose for his photograph.
The gardens are exquisite and from the top of the hill which is the start of the gardens, there is a stream set within rocks, that runs down the side of the hill, with waterfalls that lead you to the lake which is at the bottom of the hill.
You can take your dogs there, naturally they must be on a leash and there are plenty of places to sit to catch your breath and rest your aching limbs (thank God) and of course there is much open grassland where you can have a picnic if you so desire.
Mount Ephraim House
Unfortunately you can’t view the inside of the house, which is rather a shame.. as I would have loved to capture some of those rooms
Taken: 25th May 2013
Location: Mount Ephraim Gardens
Camera: Canon EOS1100D
F Stop: f/4
Exposure: 1/640 sec
Focal Length: 18mm
Max Aperture: 3.625
Mount Ephraim Gardens
The amount of times we have driven up and down the Thanet Way on our trips to Margate, Ramsgate or Broadstairs is no-man’s business. But never in our lives have we turned off and wondered what is beyond those country lanes. Anyway normally we visit the National Trust sites, but this weekend we wanted something close and we wanted to avoid the Bank Holiday crowds. Continue reading →