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Too often the strong, silent man is silent only because he does not know what to say, and is reputed strong only because he has remained silent. Winston Churchill

By NDODS    
An image which I captured last year whilst spending a most enlightening and awe inspiring afternoon at Chartwell the home of Winston Churchill. If you have been you will appreciate its beauty, charm and historical value. If you have not you are missing out....

Thank you all for you continued support and caring words over the last week, I am now falling over and hobbling around the Bungalow like a new born Calf. But like the calf I will I am sure grow from strength to strength.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

Tags: Photo journalism National trust Chartwell Winston churchill

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CaroleS Plus
8 433 3 United Kingdom
6 May 2013 9:25AM
A beautiful image NathanSmile

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6 May 2013 9:28AM
fine composition great light and greens

UrbaneMagick 6 172 1 United Kingdom
6 May 2013 9:35AM
AN image of beauty Nathan!!

I'm back for a couple of weeks again, will return periodically...lovely to see your work my friend..and to find you still in great humour !

johnke 5 223 15
6 May 2013 9:38AM
Super color depth Nathan...John
Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
6 May 2013 9:39AM
Excellent title and one amazing image Nathan !! I am missing out - but we did have Winston Churchill as a prisoner for a short season during the Anglo-Boer war - until he escaped Smile Drink all your milk so you can grow strong quick Smile
morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
6 May 2013 9:40AM
Beautiful tranquil scene Nathan, excellent composition.

barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
6 May 2013 9:43AM
Rock on!!!!!
As always......amusing......keep your pecker up!
Suzicoo 6 481 United Kingdom
6 May 2013 9:43AM
Excellent image sharp from front to back and the colour is gorgeousSmile
Glad you are now hobbling around and its all downhill (easier from thereWink

Have a good Bank Holiday
User_Removed 8 48 1 United Kingdom
6 May 2013 9:44AM
A super tranquil image Nathan.
Regards, Alf.
A very British scene Nathan..reminds me of a Constable painting with the colour tones..
Hope you can enjoy some sunshine....
6 May 2013 10:05AM
beautiful shot !
franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
6 May 2013 10:08AM
A beautiful image Nathan and get well soon.

a beauty and beware of the quiet man with a limp hand shake. a well taken shot,

EAS 9 1 13 Scotland
6 May 2013 10:18AM
Composition which surely couldn't have been better! Love the colours and light in this and the glorious reflections. A place to sit and ponder a while.

Lillian Plus
9 22 17 United Kingdom
6 May 2013 10:43AM
A lovely restful scene Nathan,
and I also loved my visit there...many years ago now!
netta1234 6 382 2 Wales
6 May 2013 11:12AM
Nathen I had a GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinwhen I read what you said about walking around like a New born calf.
I knew exactly what you meant as we've had a few New born calf this last week and that how they go in the field,
But every day I look out of the window and look at them they are getting better at it and getting much stronger every day,so keep going but DO take care.
This image is so beautiful Nathen I would love to be able to sit on that empty chair and have a little sleep .Smile
lonely_oryx 10 61 55 England
6 May 2013 11:15AM
Beautiful colours and excellent composition
Nikonuser1 Plus
5 153 16 United Kingdom
6 May 2013 11:55AM
A super image Nathan, well capturedSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile Take care, hope you get better soonSmile

Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
6 May 2013 12:25PM
A beautiful image Nathan with words to ponder over - always the philosopher!
This looks a lovely place to sit and meditate.
Glad you're humour is still to the fore.
Ayoob 7 Australia
6 May 2013 12:28PM
Wonderful shot with beautiful light , colors and details.....Grin
achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
6 May 2013 12:30PM
The tones are exceptional and the lead in perfect Nathan, one to add to my list.


Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
6 May 2013 12:34PM
A beautiful place captured so vividly. .....Sandy
Hi Nathan, Reflected on this image for a while thinking of something deep & meaningful to write, this is the nuts, that'll do. Keep on recovering & get out & do some more of Kent. I lived there many years ago & you bring back memories for me. Best regards, Si
helenlinda Plus
11 360 22 United Kingdom
6 May 2013 1:27PM
A very reflective scene - glad you are on the way up SmileSmile
The trees here look wonderful
marcb103 6 4 2 United States
6 May 2013 1:36PM
Total Package, The title made me think of "The Silent Man is Silent, because he does not have to think because knowing and not knowing at the same time is peace.
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
6 May 2013 1:38PM
Yes, Nathan, drink lots of milk and heal quickly-- just be sure it is pasteurized milk, not from a barn in pennsylvania that specializes in unpasteurized milk ( re: some local news)

This is a wonderful image, interesting to see the home of a very great man!
dudler Plus
14 707 1354 England
6 May 2013 1:51PM
One of your best: a strong composition, perfect weather (how often can we say that in the UK?), and a title that is a quote from the Orator himself...

Easy to imagine him sitting there, contemplating - a painting to be started, or a book to be written - or maybe a black dog to be fought?

I find it heartening that even such a lionhearted warrior suffered from depression. So often misunderstood and mistreated, it can pull down the strongest and the best. Those fortunate enough never to have been touched by it can be so flip... "Pull yourself together" is as helpful as the loan of a chocolate teapot. one wise psychiatrist described it as a "disease of the will" - invisible and powerful.

And I can see an appreciation of all of this in both the picture and the title.
dudler Plus
14 707 1354 England
6 May 2013 1:52PM
And... it is no bar to greatness, thouhg it is an impediment to happiness...
widtink 5 406 2 Scotland
6 May 2013 2:12PM
lovely composition Nathan , hope you are on the mend

A nice peaceful place. Nicely done.

boov 5 2 United Kingdom
6 May 2013 2:17PM
Great image....
ColleenA Plus
5 367 6 Australia
6 May 2013 2:24PM
What a beautiful scene, would love to sit there and ponder....glad to hear you are trying to hobble around, take it easy....GrinGrin
Mrsbass 5 2 1 United Kingdom
6 May 2013 2:27PM
Somewhere I would love to sit and let time tick by slowly Nathan - a very beautiful spot very well captured.
Jocelia 7 2 1 Australia
6 May 2013 2:55PM
This is tranquil and quite lovely Nathan…...GrinGrinGrinGrin
AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
6 May 2013 3:12PM
Excellent composition Nathan and wonderful colours. I haven't been (I'm ashamed to say) even though I live fairly near. Your write up has inspired me to get there this year! Glad you're taking things easily - one step at a time - and no more stiles!!! SmileSmileSmile
User_Removed 5 4 1 United Kingdom
6 May 2013 3:16PM
a stunning home for a great man. Have visited several times.. BobSmile
ali63 Plus
6 775 1 United Kingdom
6 May 2013 3:32PM
A beautiful image that you have captured Nathan,

6 May 2013 4:04PM
Excellent scene, beautiful composition, Nathan!
Philip_H 6 1 United Kingdom
6 May 2013 5:43PM
Beautiful looking place/composition, Nathan. I feel I want to walk across the stepping stones and sit in that very inviting garden chair Grin

Glad to hear you are improving with your health.

ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
6 May 2013 6:24PM
This has to be one of the most beautiful images I have seen in a while, Nathan. Incredible. The colour and light are astounding and everything is just so crisp and clear!


I've just learnt about your fall after your shoulder op...oh sorry Sad Make sure you take it easy know...lay off the stiles!

Andrew Wink
evelen 13 5 England
6 May 2013 6:29PM
beautiful scene great capture .
myrab 12 United Kingdom
6 May 2013 6:43PM
This is a lovely image Nathan, a place I would love to visit.

You look after yourself.

6 May 2013 6:47PM
A smashing comp' Nathan, lovely subject matter.

John Smile
wnbeat 12 56 Scotland
6 May 2013 7:26PM
Very nice shot and science , nicely balanced image
luckybry 8 3 Scotland
6 May 2013 7:27PM
excellent image the colurs are fantastic Nathan
Super colours,clarity ,compositon and everythingGrinGrinGrin.--- Very nice to hear news from you NathanSmileSmileSmileSmileGet Well SoonGrinGrinGrin ----- Jukka.
nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
6 May 2013 8:38PM
Wonderful place, great shot, Nathan. Hope you get over this stage soon.
Caziwinkles 5 3 1 United Kingdom
6 May 2013 8:46PM
This is superb Nathan - very relaxing and peaceful to look at. Take care and get well soon. Smile

sable 10 9 7 United Kingdom
6 May 2013 9:05PM
Super image good use of light beautiful colours and details - pleased to hear that you are making progress - Elizabeth xx
fazzer 9 54 7 United Kingdom
6 May 2013 9:19PM
Excellent comp and details,love the lead in Smile
rayme330 6 17 1 United Kingdom
6 May 2013 9:47PM
An image as evocative as its title, well done, Nathan.

Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
7 May 2013 1:21AM
Lovely and green.... Grin
Superb reflections... I could sit there on that bench and contemplate the world...
gajewski Plus
13 10 9 United States
7 May 2013 7:23PM
This does look like such an inviting garden and you have conveyed that quite nicely in your shot.
PS -- wishing you continued speedy recuperation.
LexEquine 12 19 United States
7 May 2013 7:31PM
'Superb color Scenic Image' ~ Peter
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
14 May 2013 11:08PM
A beautiful and tranquil location Nathan, just the place to sit and relax and watch the world go by
Source 7
14 May 2013 11:15PM
Beautiful colours.A wonderful scene and capture
15 Jul 2013 7:23PM
A lovely image, great composition.

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