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Secret Garden

By Mynett
The secret garden is a very special place, It is a sanctuary, it is full of wildlife, and this apple and pear arch provides may delightful pies and chutneys in the autumn, at the moment there are snowdrops on either side of the path, these are followed by bluebells and wild garlic.

We paid a visit yesterday, the hedges in other parts of the garden had collapsed with the weight of the snow which was 18 inches deep . Under the arch was more sheltered but it was over the tops of our wellies to reach the garden.

I like the strong contrasts in this which show off some great patterns in the overhead arches.

Many thanks for the comments on previous images, it is lovely to hear your thoughts. I am still snowed in here - it is now about 8 inches deep and thawing.

Tags: General Flowers and plants

Voters: achieverswales, richmowil, accipiter and 58 more

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achieverswales 10 8 101 Wales
25 Mar 2013 11:34AM
Great white snow and lead in Linda.

Regards

Trev.
accipiter 11 61 England
25 Mar 2013 11:40AM
Beautifully composed and exposed. Very cold! A
pronabk 10 India
25 Mar 2013 11:51AM
Lovely winter shot !
CarolG 14 199 20 Greece
25 Mar 2013 11:58AM
A beautiful image, Linda, well exposed and captured. It must be a wonderful sight when the arch is covered in Spring blossoms. Carol
Misty56 12 22 1 United Kingdom
25 Mar 2013 12:00PM
Is this Rufford Park? Where ever it is, it is a beautiful shot
helenlinda Plus
13 367 22 United Kingdom
25 Mar 2013 12:13PM
Oh how delightful - a secret garden - I wonder if there is a robin nesting in there Smile
Helen
Mynett 12 142 6 United Kingdom
25 Mar 2013 12:15PM
No this is not Rufford Park - this is a private garden of 6 acres.

LindaSmile
Daisymaye Plus
12 23 18 Canada
25 Mar 2013 12:19PM
How lovely, even in winter. Good for you to trudge through all the snow to get there.......Sandy
mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.4k 2288 United Kingdom
25 Mar 2013 12:45PM
I like this a lot, 22mm has given an embracing feel to the arched branches and pushed the door back so that it looks tiny. There's an Alice in Wonderland feel.
My eye wants to rotate this just a degree or two anti-clockwise, have downloaded for a possible Mod!
Moira
mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.4k 2288 United Kingdom
25 Mar 2013 12:52PM
I've uploaded a Mod, I've rotated by 1 only. It's partly an optical illusion, because the drainpipe on the right isn't straight!
EAS 11 1 13 Scotland
25 Mar 2013 12:55PM
What a wonderful archway - I'm envious! Must be stunning when in flower. Have to say, the doorway is straight so my brain assumed the downpipe wasn't in reality!

Ann
RonnieAG Plus
11 154 119 Scotland
25 Mar 2013 1:02PM
The snow encrusted natural tunnel makes for a great shot and the B and W presentation seems just right, Linda.
The subject and the path carry the eye right down to the door and I wonder what lies beyond.
Ronnie.
lonely_oryx 13 61 55 England
25 Mar 2013 1:27PM
Very well composed
jdinne 17 16 England
25 Mar 2013 1:43PM
Superbly composed, couldn't have got much of a better lead to what awaits beyond that door! Wonderful contrast excellent winter shot.

John
DeSilver Plus
13 14 12 England
25 Mar 2013 2:36PM
Oooooh! Wonderful. Smile This is great Linda. Love it. Smile Smile Smile


David.
Richsr 13 91 223 England
25 Mar 2013 2:38PM
Like the comp here.
Regards Richard
Canadiann 10 2 Canada
25 Mar 2013 4:48PM
A very beautiful and tranquil feeling with this. Very nice indeed. xxx
EMJAYCEE Plus
11 10 10 England
25 Mar 2013 4:59PM
Beautifully composed Linda making the viewer wonder what is beyond.
Joan.
p.s. I'd written this before reading Ronnie's comment - honest.
Joan.
derekhansen 12 210 24 United Kingdom
25 Mar 2013 9:21PM
Great composition and a very striking image Linda,
Derek
canonfan 10 7 United Kingdom
26 Mar 2013 12:30AM
Cracking composition
Jim
Ray42 12 3 England
26 Mar 2013 6:51AM
An excellent capture
TrevBatWCC Plus
12 13 16 England
26 Mar 2013 10:10AM
A super scene, Linda, with the trees forming a perfect archway towards the door - the bonus of snow too really enhances this cracking image Smile
Trev Smile
Kim Walton 17 145 30 United Kingdom
20 Feb 2014 12:40AM
Nice spot.
RayHeath 8 1 United Kingdom
9 Jan 2015 3:42PM
Lovely image Linda, well spotted, composed and captured before footprints on the pathway.

Ray SmileSmile

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