Friday, 30 January 2015

Cross Corners Secret Garden

Not only do we have a beautiful place to inspire people to be creative, we also have access to a magical secret garden through the back door of Cross Corners.  Today it was exceptionally magical.  I have been in these gardens many times over the past few years but have never seen it in a blanket of snow.  Believe it or not, all of the following pictures are colour but, somehow, they look black and white, infact, it seemed like a mystical black and white world out there for a while today...
 This is a mulberry tree but not a single fruit in sight today...
 The Cross Corners garden pond was iced over, for a while, today...
 Bridge over the pond...
 Camellias?
 Cross Corners peeking out from amongst the snowy foliage...
This view, just outside the back door of Cross Corners, reminds me of the book 'Tom's Midnight Garden' by Philippa Pearce.  I image that this view is similar to what Tom would have seen when he opened the back door...
If you wander further around these gardens, you will eventually find Belgrave Hall...
It looks good in black and white too...
Lovely isn't it?
Lisa