Thursday, 25 June 2009

Photostory Friday

Under a Dogwood tree

The last few days have been cool but sunny
so I have been spending my lunch break
in the shade under this glorious tree
which is in full bloom
it is situated in the corner of the front gardens
of Tullie House a Jacobean town house
which is now the heart of a Museum & Art Gallery
where I work

(most of these images enlarge if clicked)

my garden seat

the beautiful blush upon the blooms

the view before me as I sit underneath its fringe of blossoms
taken with my phone on panaoramic mode

a Jacobean window

Under a dogwood tree

(Japanese Dogwood/ Japanese Strawberry tree
Botanical name Cornus kousa

Hosted by Cecily and MamaGeek


  1. Oh to be able to enjoy such beautiful surroundings during the lunch hour, or any other time! That panoramic was from your phone? Looks pretty good!

  2. What gorgeous flowers! I might forget to go back to work if I was sitting there!

  3. Lovely pictures. I can't blame you if you take a long walk after lunch, or nap on that bench.

  4. What a pretty place to sit and eat or just to sit!

  5. I think dogwoods are such a beautiful tree -- if we could just work on the name!

  6. These are beautiful flowers! I see similar flowers as I am driving around, and I have been so tempted to just run in someone's yard and take pictures!

  7. Those are some GORGEOUS shots! I especially love that big dogwood! I'd just wanna live there with that view!

  8. What a beautiful place to have lunch such a fantastic view too. I wish I could join you

  9. That was a lovely place to visit and your photos are superb!
    Thought it was your house for a minute!

  10. Thank you! There was one of these trees in full blossom in the Gardens near our house where I took daughter last weekend. I didn't know what it was, but now I do!

  11. Gorgeous pictures Sazzie...and that panoramic one is superb, what a phone you have. Almost makes going to work a pleasure I should think.

  12. How lovely to be enjoying lunch there.

    Bon appetit


  13. Isn't it wonderful to find a shady spot, with fragrant air, and a bit of peace? Lovely. You've transported me there for a moment. Thank you!

  14. That is soooo beautiful!! And what a view! It must be awfully difficult to return to work after sitting in a peaceful place like that.

    Looks extremely!

  15. what a beautiful place to have lunch. Here’s my photo story. happy Friday!

  16. I'm not surprised you spend your lunch break in this beautiful location.

    CJ xx

  17. You are incredibly lucky to have such beauty right where you work.

    If only the blooms lasted all season. I always wish that. The trees look so lovely with their blooms and smell so wonderful.

    Lucky you.

    Then again - you deserve it.

  18. Saz, that's a gorgeous spot, and I hope to see it soon... Fab photography, by the way...

    Did you get my message re the Teen/Tween blog?

    Love to you, have a fine weekend, my dear friend xox

  19. Dearest Saz,
    Just logged on to copy something from my archives, and found your lovely note...I want you to know that I feel exactly the same have become a dear and treasured friend in a very short are someone very special...and I have truly grown to love you...and look forward to reading your posts...I am simply very body hasn't been the same since my chemotherapy, and I've been pushing for a long time...and so, it was time to take a vacation from some of my responsibilities, etc ...and to take care of myself physically...I am having a good rest, and you can be assured that you will be one of the very first friends I visit when I return...and yes, I do lurk sometimes in the shadows :-) This is an absolutely beautiful post, btw! You are such a fabulous photographer!!! I think your blog should be renamed: Fabulous, Fotographic and Fifty!!! :-) Sending my love to you as well as my congratulations on the receipt of your duel citizenship!!!!! I'm so thrilled for you!!! (You see, I HAVE been "haunting" you...LOL) All my love, Janine XO

  20. Beautiful tree - I am surprised it is blooming so late in the year! We used to have wild white dogwoods in the woods behind our house in DC and pink ones in front. They bloomed at the end of April into the first week of May.


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Take the weight of your feet, draw up a chair and pour yourself a cuppa. Leave your troubles at the door and together we shall ride out the storms.
I will walk a while in your shoes...

Saz x