1 June 2009

Mum and dad's pics, another stately home !!!!!!!

Tuesday 02/06.09

On Saturday, mum and dad went to a local stately home and bird sanctuary,Lotherton Hall. the weather was beautiful and it was so nice to walk around the grounds. They have beautiful gardens and grounds. There is also a deer park, the deers were all hiding somewhere and mum and dad did not get to see them this time.

They have built an into Africa enclosure, you can walk round with all the birds walking and flying free.

Mum and dad did not go into the house today as it was too nice a day to be indoors, they will do that another time.
The owners of old loved their dogs and took them abroad and everywhere they went, There is a pet cemetary with all the pets names on.
On the way back to the car dad spotted the stragest tree, it looked like a giant King Kong about to squash the chapel. Check out the pictures. The moon was also shining through the sunshine, which added to the picture.

After all the walking around, mum and dad went back to the car which was parked right in the grounds and sat in the fold up chairs for a couple of hours to chill out. With an ice cream to cool down of course.
Hope you like the pictures, more of me tomorrow.

Hugs GJ xx

The house is lovely..









The grounds are stunning....







The owners loved their dogs and took them everywhere with them, they even had a pet cemetary..






There is a little Africa to stroll through..






The ducks all found a bush to shelter from the heat...






Some of the bird inmates, how majestic is the black swan..







Khyra, one for you......





Check out this tree, King Kong about to smash the chapel....


The moon in the sunshine...

27 comments:

milocat said...

Super pics of your Mom and dads visit to the stately home. It looks lovely. We have Black swans here in Dawlish, Devon too - they are very rare! So it's great your beans got to see some.

Milo and Alfie xx

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

What beautiful pictures! Thanks for sharing!

Hansel said...

WOW WOW WOW! how gorgeous!

Noll's Nip said...

I LOVE ENGLAND!

Ludo van Doggy said...

Great pics GJ. Your pawrents visit some lovely places. I especially liked all the birds, and the bunny!

Kitties @ Our family cat-a-blog... said...

We don't seez stuffin' yike dat in our neck of the woods. WOWZA, youz mom is so lucky! We doez haz Canadian Geese, do they count fer good lookin'?

Martha Basset said...

Great pictures - we would have loved it there - ducks, bunnies and deer!
We would have been in basset heaven.
love
Martha & bailey xxx

Rocky Creek Scotties and Java said...

Wonderful pics. Thanks for sharing.

XOXO
Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java

The Monkeys said...

Wow, that is quite a property! Really great pictures

Tristan and Crikey said...

We'd just love to live on that estate! Those birds look very nice, and they posed for your beans real good.

A Few Good Cats said...

That looked like a great way to spend the day. Our human staff loves the rabbit photo!

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Dang!

A beawootiful house and grounds!
A pikh of your nice mum!
A khool owl bird!
AND AS OSWALD FUR ME!

All that was missing was WOO!

Tank woo fur sharing their day!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Dani said...

Wow! Great photos! This looks like a lot of fun to visit! Thanks for sharing!

Martine said...

WOW neat place!!!

Junior and Orion said...

That is a beee-u-tiful place!!! Meowm says she wouldn't mind living there!!! We love all the birdie pictures! And King Kong....that is very cool as well!

Gandalf and Grayson said...

Wow! That is a magnificent estate! Black swans are very beautiful! There was a lake in the city we used to live in that was a sanctuary to several different kinds of swans. Mom use to love walking that lake.

Sweet Praline said...

Your mom and dad look like they have the bestest time together!

Cliff and Olivia said...

That's some strange birdies!

Luna said...

Those are beautiful pictures.
You have so much lovely places in England. I never was there but our son was two years before in Bournemouth and last year in London. I think I must go too soon ;o)
Love your videos in the last post!

The OP Pack said...

What an interesting tree!! The gardens were so lovely,makes Mom think of the mansions in Newport, R.I. We especially enjoyed reading the epitaphs on the pet cemetery stones.

Can't wait to see GJ tomorrow.

Woos, theOP Pack

Eric and Flynn said...

Those are lovely photos and the grounds are beautiful.The King Kong tree is very strange. Thank you for sharing.

septembermom said...

Love the photos! So gorgeous!

Jasmim said...

These images are very beautiful, who would not love a place like this?

Jas & Gi

The Island Cats said...

What a beautiful place! Thanks for sharing those with us!

MoMo said...

Beautiful place. Love the birdies, especially the owl.

Thankyou for coming by my place. Please drop in again. I am having a party this Friday.

Anya said...

waaaaaaaaaaw !!
Fantastic so many shots,
I now England is beautiful :)
Thanks for share so many private pictures :)

LizzyBean said...

Thank you for sharing this with me -- I enjoyed the pictures! I think I would love to visit it! I googled the Hall and saw that it was part of the Leeds Museum collections, so very interesting. The family I study had ties in Yorkshire, in Allerthorpe and Horton. Mount Morris at Horton was torn down, I think, in the 19th century, but the 18th century drawing of it shows spectacular formal gardens. The house was very fine, too.
I really like your blog and it looks like we have lots of friends in common!