"To see a world in a grain of sand,
And a heaven in a wild flower,
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand
And eternity in an hour."

From "Auguries of Innocence"

by William Blake

Friday, 14 December 2018

Baddesley Clinton at Christmas

E and I went to Baddesley Clinton a week or so ago to see the house decorated for Christmas. The theme of the decorations again this year is dried flowers grown in the gardens and assembled by volunteers.

The House

Sorry the photos are a bit "iffy" it was a dull and gloomy day and many of the blinds are shut in the house to protect the furnishings so to put it mildly photography without flash is a bit of a challenge!

I can never resist taking a photo of the choughs.

The house really did look beautiful and it is well worth a visit if you live locally.

Time for lunch - the slightly healthier option of jacket potato and salad was my daughters - I had the Christmas cake!


David M. Gascoigne, said...

I feel bad that I am not commenting much on your posts, but at the risk of sounding curmudgeonly, I am bound to say that “Ragged Robin’s Nature Notes” hardly ever contains nature notes! Certainly over the last couple of months there has been very little. When you do write about nature I find it well done and compelling. So let’s have a little more please!

Rosie said...

How beautiful those dried flower arrangements are, they suit the interior very well. The outer door wreaths are lovely too. I've visited a couple of times but never spotted the choughs. I must look for them if ever we visit again:)

Pam said...

It looks beautiful :) I'm laughing at you ordering the cake :D

Ragged Robin said...

David Gascoigne - thank you for the comment. No need to feel guilty just comment on the wildlife posts.

Rosie - Thank you. The dried flower displays are so beautiful. The choughs are in a window along the first floor passageway which overlooks the courtyard.

Pam - Thank you - I can never resist cake!!

CherryPie said...

The displays look wonderful and so does your cake :-) I hope to get to see a NT Christmas display before Christmas. Unfortunately Attingham Park is doing timed tickets for the house this year and next weekend is fully booked.

I enjoy all your posts :-)

Ragged Robin said...

CherryPie - Thank. I do hope you get to see NT Christmas display somewhere = such a shame about Attingham Park :( Am still hoping to get to Packwood although may have to wait until after Christmas as have chest infection at the moment :(

CherryPie said...

I am sorry that you are not well. I hope you feel better soon.

Ragged Robin said...

CherryPie - Thank you so much. Slowly getting there stuffed full of medication from the doctors!