a dark red one just about to flower, in our garden, grown from seed
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You will be pleased to see how beautifully you can turn the place into beautiful side way of the house. The project could take about two afternoons to complete, but you will be happy with the way it looks. The beautifully landscaped front and back yard could be very beneficial if your house is located on the main road where there is loads of dust and dirt in the air.
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Scampston Hall is a Grade II* listed country house in North Yorkshire, England, with a serpentine park designed by Charles Bridgeman and Capability Brown.
Scampston Hall was built in the late 1600s for William Hustler.
The estate was bought in the 1690s by Sir William St Quintin, 3rd Baronet, who was Receiver General for Ireland and Member of Parliament for Hull. The estate and title were inherited in 1723 by his nephew, also William, who was MP for Thirsk. He married Rececca Thompson, a wealthy heiress, and was thus able to expand the estate and employ Capability Brown to landscape the park. The serpentine park of about 1.7 square kilometres was laid out first by Charles Bridgeman and later by Lancelot "Capability" Brown in 1772. It includes an unusual ionic "Bridge Building," concealing the end of a sheet of water and closing the view.
The baronetcy expired on the death of the last Sir William, the 5th Baronet, without issue in 1795. He was succeeded by his nephew, William Thomas Darby Esq., the son of Vice-Admiral George Darby, who assumed the surname and arms of St Quintin in 1795. Between 1795 and 1801 William Thomas commissioned the architect Thomas Leverton to extensively remodel the hall in the Regency style, with fine Regency interiors. On his early death in 1805 it passed to his 7-year-old son William (1798-1859). William lived mainly in London but returned to Scampston when he was appointed High Sheriff of Yorkshire in 1850. He died childless in 1859 and was succeeded by his brother, Matthew Chitty Downes St Quintin, a JP and colonel of the 17th Lancers. Matthew became mentally ill and spent much of what remained of the family fortune, dying in 1876. His son William Herbert St Quintin, born in 1851, was a Justice of the Peace from 1875 to his death and an alderman from 1889. He was appointed High Sheriff of Yorkshire for 1899–1900 and Deputy Lieutenant of the East Riding. He was also a keen naturalist. On his death in 1933 the St Quintin name died out and the estate passed into the hands of the Lestrange Malone family, as his daughter Margery had married Lt Col Edmund George S L’Estrange Malone in 1910.
In 1959 Scampston passed to the Legard (or Le Gard) family (see Legard Baronets) as Colonel Malone’s daughter Mary had married Sir Thomas Legard, 14th Baronet in 1935. The estate is now owned by their grandson Christopher.
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Kinkaku-ji (金閣寺?, lit. "Temple of the Golden Pavilion"), officially named Rokuon-ji (鹿苑寺?, lit. "Deer Garden Temple"), is a Zen Buddhist temple in Kyoto, Japan. The garden complex is an excellent example of Muromachi period garden design.The Muromachi period is considered to be a classical age of Japanese garden design. The correlation between buildings and its settings were greatly emphasized during this period. It was a way to integrate the structure within the landscape in an artistic way. The garden designs were characterized by a reduction in scale, a more central purpose, and a distinct setting.A minimalistic approach was brought to the garden design, by recreating larger landscapes in a smaller scale around a structure.
Another from a foggy morning the day before. The combination of the vivid green grass and distant shrouded trees was amazing to see in person. I hope I was able to reproduce that atmosphere here.
Let me know what you think.
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Suzhou, China 蘇州 天平山
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I was nearing my grandfather’s old farm outside of Jacksonville, Alabama. It’s a place I once dreamed to build a home, but now it’s a place lost to me. Still it remains unchanged from how I’ve always remembered it. It’s quiet here, and cattle still roam the vast pastures with Chimney Peak Mountain prominently set in the background. It’s a magical (and bittersweet) place to me personally, and as I walked in to the sun as it set in a cloudless sky, these furry little pipe cleaner things lit up like lanterns, and led me me way back in to my past.
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