If you walk through the red brick courtyard, leaving the Castle to your left, you will notice on your right, inset into a young hedge, a beech covered archway flanked by two urns. Through this lies our Healing Herb Garden which Geordie and I planned and planted a couple of years ago. It consists of four herb beds marked out by box hedges with a central bed of lavender in the shape of two “c’s” (Comus Carnarvon). In the centre of the “C” is a sundial.
The more established “historical” gardens here at the Castle are situated further away from the buildings down various gravel and undulating grass paths so we wanted to create a small garden nearer the Castle and tearooms for those who might find it difficult to get to the main gardens. It is designed to be peaceful and accessible. Of course you can always use it to tell the time as well – a sundial uses the sun’s altitude and angle or plane to show the time. In the past it was part of mathematical study but it is also decorative as engraved in Latin around the sundial are some of my favourite lines:
“To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven”
The verses carry on, reminding us there is “A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted”.
Beyond the parkland around the Castle is the farm. This time of year is when we “pluck that which is planted”. The harvest is collected and stored, the rolling brown earth is sown with next year’s crops, all of which are cultivated on long rotation, just as they were centuries ago. Like any farm the key is the soil. The aim is to nurture it, to grow in it, to rest it and not to deplete it. It is looking after the landscape, the birds, the insects, mammals and animals both small and large, not just for the public good but with respect for the land and all its inhabitants.
What is so amazing is that from these empty looking fields of brown earth comes wheat for our bread, breakfast cereals and countless other uses, oats for racehorses and for humans, chamomile, wild flowers seeds, barley, sometimes linseed, sometimes rape seed, haylage and straw, sainfoin for horses, ponies and other animals. Now turnips have gone in for the sheep who eat them through the winter before the spring barley is planted in those fields for human consumption.
Autumn is such a beautiful time at Highclere when the myriad of different trees that flank the sides of Siddown hill turn to different shades of yellows, faded ochre, browns, reds, muted orange and tawny russets. Last Sunday, Geordie and I rode two bright bay horses to church for the Harvest Festival. This is becoming an annual tradition for us which echoes and augments an enjoyable and special service which specifically gives thanks for and celebrates this time of year, the seasons and life in the country. One of the hymns we sing is the “Hymn of the Hampshire Countryside”, which has quite a few verses celebrating the high downlands and ancient chalk streams.
There are also moments of melancholy at this time because it is as the leaves die and fall away that they give us such beauty. It is all transient and every walk you go on is different, with corners, surprises and moments of happiness like bubbles on the chalk stream. “A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance”.
Of course a year ago amidst the golden autumn days and fading leaves the film crew and cast were filming what has turned out to be a most successful and much enjoyed film. In contrast, the TV series was made from February to July, so this was a new time of year to share here.
Next comes the shorter colder days of November with Christmas as a beacon of colour and laughter at the end to look forward to.
I’m always in awe of the sheer beauty of Highclere – castle and grounds. Thank you ever so much for sharing your world!
My hubby and I were there as we celebrated our 50th anniversary! And we took a few pics near the arch….so nice to read about in your blog. We also walked the entire garden, which was so colorful in mid July. Enjoy your blogs….brings sweet memories back of our visit there!
So many interesting features both inside and outside the house.
Hello Lady Carnarvon,
Fall is my favorite time of year in any location!
There is a time and a season for everything.
Next September is our season to visit Highclere! Finally!
We have our tickets and having a great time planning our bucket list trip for our 40 th year of marriage❤️
Blessed season indeed.
Congratulations! I do hope you enjoy your visit.
I look forward to the Morning by wake up and can read your blog. You live at an amazing place with so much history and so much Beauty it must be amazing to be able to just walk around and take in that history and beauty. You and your hubby are blessed to be able to live in such an amazing atmosphere.
We truly are blessed.
Dear Lady Carnarvon,,
How we look forward to Monday mornings and your very interesting blogs! You write so beautifully and your photographs are lovely. Thank you so much.
I look forward to my Monday mornings to read your stories…You have been given gifts in so very many ways…and personally, I thank you for sharing them!
You are kind
It truly is a pleasure reading about your home. What a beautiful place. Thank you for transporting me, for a brief while, to Highclere.
Thank you so much for your wonderful blog! I was fortunate to visit your home last year on a visit to England. It is so beautiful and we got to see you outside with your dogs; you were so pleasant to us. That is a memory I will never forget. God Bless You and Yours.
Thank you. I spend as much time as I can outdoors – and usually with a dog or two in tow!
Look forward to Monday mornings and your Blog. Thank you
Good Morning Lady Canarvon,
I can only imagine what it is like to live “in” history! I am doing my families’ genealogy and have traced my Norwegian ancestry back to the mid 1600s, which reminded me of how long your beautiful home has been inhabited! Although, something tells me my Vikings didn’t live in a castle! 😉
Thank you for sharing your home and life with us!
There has been a home here since 749AD – you can see the history in the landscape.
I love your blog. Charming and a break from sad news everywhere. I hope to visit one day. Perhaps 80th bday trip with daughters
That sounds like a wonderful idea.
I enjoy your blogs and thank you for sharing your thoughts too.
I love reading your blog, so interesting & beautiful pictures, your definitely in heaven here…..
The sundial is an area we missed on our recent visit. Sounds charming.
Thank you for sharing. It brings back fond memories and incentive to plan another trip to your heart warming haven!
Please do! It is always good to leave a reason to return.
Thank you for sharing your amazing home and thoughtful words every week. I so look forward to them!
Dear Lady Carnarvon,
The Autumn is one of my favorite times of the year. While I live in Florida from November though May, we are in Massachusetts for the rest of the year.
The color on the trees is always magnificent with the orange, yellows and reds
Magically appearing along the roads and in the fields. While summer around here is know for its fruits, flowers and vegetables, the fall brings us such delights as apples, squash, mums and candy corn!
You paint such a lovely picture with your blogs and I do hope to visit sometime soon.
Many thanks for a beautiful post.
Autumn is spectacular in New England and ‘Old’ England alike.
Love this today… must be such a beautiful time of the year to be there…
Sad that leaves drop, but we know that new growth will come in the spring and start the cycle all over again..
Your dogs are so adorable and all look so happy
They are happy and in turn make me happy.
We are still amazed by the beauty of the Castle grounds ,the peace,the nurturing silence around It,the colours of the trees,the shapes of angels’wings in the blue sky that we were fortunated to see and feel in our souls last Wednesday,on our visit.We loved the kindness of the ladies that guided our tour,they were A plus to everybody!All your gift shop and tea room staff are as you had always described,nice and cheerful persons ,comitted to the Highclere Castle cause,doing their best to conquer more and more admirers of such a wonderful and healing place.Hope you can feel ,in all seasons,a little bit of our Brazilian warmth ,thru the Havaianas we left for you.As usual,I wish to thank you for the splendid job you have done,as one of the castle’s guardians!Love to all at Highclere!
Thank you so much for your kind words and for the Havaianas. They have made me dream of summer and I can’t wait to wear them on my next holiday.
Thank you so much for sharing your home and gardens. I have been lucky enough to have visited twice. Last time I brought two friends and we didn’t want to leave. Hope to be back soon. My husband travels every year to the UK and I always say can we go to Highclere
Wonderful autumn musings Lady Carnarvon. We were there in May. Now I’d love to visit again in October. One question. What is sainfoin – for the horses and ponies?
Sainfoin is also known as ‘holy hay’. It is a perennial legume that thrives on the chalk soil typical of this part of England. It’s an attractive plant that is a magnet to insects. It has long been recognised as a good source of protein and as a natural wormer for horses. It also helps to enrich the soil it grows in and bees feeding on sainfoin produce higher yields of honey – so all around it is a fantastic crop to grow.
Love herb gardens planted for healing and/or cooking! We have a small one and it brings me great joy! Which church do you attend? That service sounds so nice…..sortof like our Blessing of the Animals service! And i don’t think the hymn you mentioned is in our Episcopal hymnbook but I’ll try to find it in my Anglican version! Would love to hear the melody and read the words!
Cheers and thanks for your interesting blogposts!
We went to Highclere Church
Thank you for the vivid details of happenings at Highclere. I love reading about your doings and how you all do love the land and take care of it. There are way too many chemicals used on our lands here in America.
Can hardly wait for your next story. Many thanks,
Dear Lady Carnarvon,
As your days get shorter, ours (in the antipodes) are already stretching longer. Daylight saving has begun and the sky is a clear beautiful blue. The heat of Summer is not yet here, so the entire day is a delight.
Whilst we compare the difference in seasons between hemispheres, how appropriate then for you to quote Ecclesiastes 3:1. And whatever be the season, may we all be clothed with “compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience”: Colossians 3:12.
And it is with much humility that congratulations are conveyed in respect of England’s triumph over Australia in the Rugby World Cup quarter-finals. Good luck for the rest of the tournament. However, I think all remaining teams may need more than luck – especially against our Kiwi neighbours from across “the ditch”.
I also should comment on the sensational sundial that you have. In addition to being a time-piece, it is a piece of art. It also has a place in history. Apparently, archaeological digs have found “shadow clocks” that have been dated back to Ancient Babylon circa 1500BC.
In 2 Kings 20:9 the Old Testament describes (as at circa 700 BC) a sundial — the “dial of Ahaz” – which is also referred to in Isaiah 38:8 – but to give context, commencing at Isiah 38:6 –
“And I will deliver thee and this city out of the hand of the king of Assyria; and I will defend this city. And this shall be the sign unto thee from the LORD, that the LORD will do this thing that He hath spoken: ‘Behold, I will cause the shadow of the dial, which is gone down on the sun-dial of Ahaz, to return backward ten degrees.’ So the sun returned ten degrees, by which degrees it was gone down.”
Best wishes to you and all fellow bloggers for a wonderful week.
Thank you Jeffery. Our clocks go back one hour this Sunday and the days will soon shorten ahead of Christmas. The rugby world cup has been a wonderful competition so far and I am sure the final will be watched around the world no matter who makes it through.
Thank you so much for sharing these beautiful pictures, I love your Castle, how I would like to go there again.
I so love reading your stories!! Thank you for giving us insight into what it is like to live in a castle!! Every photo is beautiful. I love seeing the dogs!!
A special thank you for your use of Old Testament blessed words – encouraging use to use our time on earth through the seasons with love and thoughtfulness. What a lovely way to begin the week.
I enjoyed my mind’s picture of you and Geordie riding to Highclere Church and singing Hymn of the Hampshire Countryside. I hope to find the tune and words saluting a part of England. Enjoy your sunshine!
It was a wonderful service and riding to and from church is a great way to travel.
Thank you for such an eloquent and insightful post. I do love this time of year, it is always beautiful here in Kentucky too, but you are right about the touches of melancholy – which threaten to overwhelm us here on this cloudy Monday morning, so I am particularly glad to think of Highclere and gardens and festivals and laughter.
Good morning Lady Carnarvon!
Downton Abbey is my favorite series and movie of all times. After lots of research I started reading your blog. I find it so enjoyable! I plan on visiting Great Britain in another few years. Highclere Castle is definitely a must. My husband was stationed in England back in the 90’s but we never traveled to that part of England. We lived in the Cotswolds. I probably have more of an interest now.
You must – we’d love to see you.
Your blog is such a lovely way to start the week! Thank you for sharing the story of your beautiful home with us! The Healing Herb garden looks and sounds so peaceful.
I think too the popularity of Highclere has influenced an interest in British history on a broader scale. What a great way to inspire the next generation to appreciate the country’s rich history as well as make investments relative to conservation.
Lovely that you should quote one of my favorite chapters in the Bible, Ecclesiastes 3. It gives meaning and substance to life and we see that we are all walking on the same road many have followed before us. How wonderful that Highclere continues to give such great comfort to your family and also many can experience it because of your great generosity. I hope to visit again as it was a lifetime memory for me.
Thank you – please do come back.
Your post this morning was lovely and one that hit close to home. It is a beautiful time of year with the Fall colors in the trees and we are enjoying the cooler temperatures. On my social media account I shared with friends, “The times they are changing.” In the last couple weeks we have said good bye to our precious dog, Max. He was with us for fourteen years. The beautiful flowers in the garden will soon be gone until next Spring. Last Saturday I attended a baby shower with family and friends for our first grandchild, James Arthur. We look forward to his arrival in a few weeks.
As you mentioned from the verses in Ecclesiastes, “To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven”. Thank you!
We look forward to our trip to your beautiful home next May. Hoping you have a wonderful week.
West Memphis, Arkansas
Congratulations on your impending grandson.
I loved seeing the herb garden and sundial when I visited several weeks ago. I did feel that it was a peaceful place, and the sundial was beautiful! Have a wonderful week!
Thank you – it is a peaceful place to sit quietly in contemplation.
Though I’m a little long in the tooth, it is my fantasy to live at Highclere for a year. I would be in Heaven helping plant and harvest, helping tend the grounds, aiding in Christmas preparations and participating in all castle maintenance. I would love to see the kitchen activities. I can only imagine being able to be part of such a glorious existence. On well….. a girl can dream. It must be such joy to wake up each morning surrounded by such exquisite history and beauty.
We always need help with weeding and planting! The spring bulbs are going in this week.
Here in the US East Coast, the leaves are starting to fall. It always amazes me how the trees blossom again in the spring, after going dormant in the winter. I heard that there may be a movie sequel to Downton Abbey, hope is true.
So do I – let’s keep our fingers crossed.
Autumn is my favourite season! I love the light and the colours, the crispness of the air, and the smell of the fires beginning to burn. Although I must admit I don’t look forward to the shortening of the days, there is still so much to be thankful for in fall. Thank you for your glimpse into Highclere each week – it brightens every Monday morning!
It has been almost a month since my visit to Highclere (and the church talk). I so enjoyed meeting Jo and the other church ladies as well as yourself. The tour of your home was sheer delight and I look forward to your plans for May 8th, 2020. My friend Cyndy and I are making plans to come over-hoping we can convince her daughter Andi to join us. Thanks again!!
The gardens will look quite different in May – full of colour.
Are those Asian or Apple Pears in the photo?
They are an old English variety called Egremont Russet – they are deliciously sweet and have a textured skin.
I love your blog like so many others. Thank you for sharing your slot in history. Such a wonderful vicarious experience for us to ride with you to church for a celebration of thankfulness for the fall harvests. I too am reading this on a gloomy day with the threat of tornadoes over us here, not in Kentucky, but in Louisiana. This is a warm glow of colorful sunlight on a gloomy day.
Dearest Lady Carnarvon,
What a wonderfully vivid picture your words have painted for us. My favorite part is you and Lord Carnarvon riding to Church on you horses. That must be just an amazing experience. I can ‘see’ it. It seems to me one would be in a great frame of mind to begin a worship service after a peaceful ride on a horse. Much better than fighting traffic like we do here in the States.
I will have to search for the words to that hymn as it is not familiar to me.
We did not see the gardens either time we visited. We must see them if we get the chance to visit again. I must use a mobility scooter when we travel, so I am limited where I can go. But the gardens look so interesting, it would be wonderful to see them. The Sundial is very special. Do you know how long it has been at Highclere? The antiquity of the things in England just fascinate me. I mean, here in the US, the toys I played with as a child are now considered antique! But in England, we see things that are hundreds of years old. I just LOVE that.
Thank you for once again starting the week off on a high note for me. We are remodeling our ‘old’ house , (circa 1968)It stopped being exciting about 18 months ago. I will take any high note I can find! Thank you for providing it!
God Bless you, Lady Carnarvon!
There are gravel paths to most of the gardens so your scooter should be able to manage the terrain. The sundial is actually quite a modern addition chosen by my husband and I.
Thank you for your beautiful writing, especially about Autumn at Highclere. I find myself regarding Fall as the beginning of a new year. The poem “Fall, leaves, Fall” by Emily Bronte expresses this well:
Fall, leaves, fall: die, flowers, away;
Lengthen day and shorten day;
Every leaf speaks bliss to me
Fluttering from the autumn tree.
Loved this post. It must be an amazing life there. Thanks for sharing it with us!
Love your posts !
Hope to visit your beautiful
“Highclere castle” very soon ..
You are both wonderful,
caregivers, of such a piece of history !!
Thank you for sharing …
I love reading your blog, especially your posts about the farm and grounds. It is encouraging to read about the care and planning that goes into the preservation of a healthy ecosystem. I have a small farm as well, only twelve acres, with a small garden and a section for horsekeeping (seven small ponies for carriage driving, a riding horse and two retirees), and our two dogs. About half of our land is maintained as a natural preserve for wildlife, with trails running through it to enjoy our small park. I worked with our local Conservation District to plan it when I bought the raw land 23 years ago. It gives me so much joy to work in the outdoors as I’m able, bringing balance and respite from the busy, complicated world of business.
That sounds wonderful. Balance in all things is to be recommended.
Thanks for sharing such beautiful thoughts, I know this will probably be a difficult holiday season with Geordie’s mum passing away this year, but keep busy with the holiday spirit and make her proud!!!
By the way, can you update us on the piglets as they came into this world at the start of spring, so now as we head into fall, I would love to know how they are all doing!
The piglets are thriving and eating us out of house and home. We have separated the boys and girls for obvious reasons. Some of the girls will be leaving us soon to go on to be breeding sows to help keep this endangered breed going.
I love to read what you write!!
I, like others, always enjoy reading your latest reflection on Monday mornings. I was in London a couple of weeks ago, and while I haven’t visited your home yet, I was surprised in my pursuits to run into Jim Carter and Imelda Staunton — Mr. Carson and Lady Bagshaw, who are married in real life. I was walking along and there they were! Seeing them inspired me later that evening to see the movie, which I had not yet had the chance to see. Highclere remains one of the stars of the “franchise,” as they say in cinema nowadays.
Surely the success of the film will prompt another. I look forward to an ongoing vicarious experience (through the screen and your website) with your beautiful and historic home. In all my visits to Britain, the only “Treasure Houses” I’ve managed to see are Culzean Castle and Cragside, both (if I recall correctly) National Trust properties, visited many years ago. Someday I hope to visit yours.
How beautiful the fields and grounds of Highclere in the Autumn. I remember stopping by the herb garden and seeing the sundial during my visit on a rainy, grey day in the Spring of 2015. Now I must plan another visit, maybe next Fall…on a sunny day? tank you for sharing the “Seasons” of Highclere!
It is about enjoying each day and each day is a good day – whatever the challenges
you literally paint pictures with your words. A true artist in my humble opinion.
It seems evertime I read your blog, I come away with some wonderful ideas. From last weeks picture of Lord Carvarvon using the megaphone instead of the cell phone, to placement of the sundial and healing herbs. A idea I’ll start next spring. I hope someday, I’ll be visiting, to see for myself.
Thank you for sharing Highclere.
Yakima Wa. USA
Beautifully written! It is a wondrous beautiful time of year – my favorite season since my birthday falls right in its midst – I think I’ll order your Christmas book as my present to myself!
Thank you so much for doing that
Thank you for the Monday morning letter. What a beautiful expression of love for Highclere, Hampshire and the seasonal life.
I am especially impressed by the addition of the “new” garden which is a bit more accessible to your visitors. How wonderful it will be as your contribution becomes part of the history of the Castle.
As we approach the end of the standard year of 2019 C. E. I would like to express my gratitude to everyone who supports your Blog(Monday Letter). A cruise that includes Highclere Castle is on my agenda; all reports I’ve heard/read are so enthusiastic. I’m preparing for the experience.
Plus, today the information about sainfoin caught my attention and I will investigate if it’s appropriate for this area.
Thank you so very much. Wishing you a pleasant and superb Fall Season.
Your message today is very personal and timely for me. My sister and I have enjoyed sharing these Monday messages since they began.
She took her own life. It is a time for me to mourn. I’m looking forward to the time to dance.
We had planned a trip together to Highclere. I hope to be able to come soon.
Your ‘letters’ to us on Monday are a reminder of the joy we shared. Thank you for taking the time from your very busy schedule to include us in the world of Highclere.
Thank you – I am so sorry for your loss
Thank you for sharing the wonderful history of this place, and the land.
Sainfoin is a new word for me, but google photos tell me it is a kind of vetch, and a very pretty one. Non-bloating.
Best wishes from New England,
You two are true stewards of your land, and that is rare in this day and age. My husband, Perry, who was born on a table in the front room of his family farm (which still operates under our oversight today) and began driving a tractor at age 8, has been privileged to have some wonderful conversations with Lord Carnarvon on the “nuts and bolts” of farming (maybe it should be “hay and oats”). The love of the land is clearly in both your souls. Taking a liberty with a scene from the Downton Abbey Movie, “One hundred years from now, Highclere will still be standing and the Carnarvons will still be here. And that is a promise.” We don’t doubt it in the least.
You are kind – one step after another
Thank you for sharing your musings and your home with us! I look forward to reading each new episode on your blog!
MY DEAR LADY CARNARVON,
RIO CLARO BRAZIL RAIN DAY 21° CELSIUS 7:20 PM
MILADY, WROTE AN ESSAY THAT IS PURE POETRY.
THANK YOU FOR SHOWING THE OAT PRODUCING LAND I SO WANTED TO SEE.
THE FIEDS IN HIGHCLERE CASTLE ARE TO MAKES THE SIMPLEST MORTALS LIKE ME DREAM.
RIO CLARO – SP
Dear Lady Carnarvon,
What an inspiring piece. I visited in early August, and the gardens were magnificent.
I live in the northeast, and October is my favorite month. Everywhere are pumpkins, and beautiful colorful mums and apple cider. The first time you catch a whiff of smoke coming from a neighbors chimney you know fall has officially arrived. That smell mingles in with the dry leaves cluttering the ground, and your olfactory senses can’t deny that fall is in the air. When the leaves start falling from the trees I am reminded what a friend says. “It’s Gods Confetti”. Enjoy the weather and the season at your beautiful home.
It is special – yet sad the years seem to go so fast!
I have searched for the lyrics of “Hymn of the Hampshire Countryside ” without success. However I’ll continue to look out for this hymn…
I can find them – I thought I might see if the webs team could create a sort of noticeboard for this site
The orange copper trees look so beautiful. Autumn is a special time of year. There is something in the air. Wishing you a happy time for yourself and your loved ones.
Your dogs are beautiful Lady C. Fabulous photos, hope to revisit soon.
Dear Lady Carnarvon,
You look lovely standing at the Castle doors. You were meant to wear red!
Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas. I hope your latest book is a best seller. I’m hoping to find a copy under my tree!
Thank you so much!
Dear Lady Carnarvon,
I love reading your blog as it makes me feel as if I’m walking the grounds with you. Your descriptions of your daily life at Highclere are a true treat. I’m SO excited that I will be visiting Highclere soon (Dec. 2)for the Christmas tour and tea. My son is studying abroad from the Citadel Military College in South Carolina, USA at the University of Aberystwyth in Wales and we are visiting during our Thanksgiving break. Honestly, he’s just an excuse to visit Highclere! Lol. Thank you for adding the welcoming Christmas picture to get me even more thrilled about our visit.
Prosperity, South Carolina
I am so glad!
What lovely writing. Such a treat, for me, I found your blog! Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with so many people. Your writing really made me feel I was enjoying all these sights with you. 🙂
It’s just a bit past midnight here in Oregon, but I feel such a connection to your beautiful place on this earth. To read your latest blog post is a grand way to finish off my day. We too, are enjoying the fall colors and every single day it’s different. I’m amazed that I forget which trees and shrubs turn various shades of red, orange, or yellow, or even a combination of colors. But that’s alright since it seems new every year. Thank you for sharing your stories and pictures of your lovely home and gardens.
Thank you !
I happened upon your blog purely by chance while looking up information about Downton Abbey. As I have now read a year’s worth of your blogs and the description of daily life at Highclere, I have come to the realization that, though Highclere itself offers great wonder and allure, that which is most beautiful there comes from within you and the manner in which you share your appreciation for the gifts you have been bestowed.
You are very kind! Back to “What is life – an hourglass on the run” and whatever the weather there are magical moments every day
This place is just simply beautiful as is the verse you quoted. It speaks volumes of the intricacy of moments. I think I am most intrigued by the lives woven into those moments that makes what you share so special. Thank you for these bits of sunshine!
Love your wonderful descriptions and the details of your garden planning/ planting, the sun dial, and pictures. We have fond memories of our visit to Highclere in September of 2016. Can’t help but smile when I recall strolling around the grounds in period attire and having the chance to chat with you briefly (as you returned from riding one morning.) Such a thrill and pleasure.
I trust it was fun having the cast around to film the Downtown movie last year. Thank you for sharing your fabulous home and property and, here’s hoping there is a sequel and you’ll grace us again with more views.
My dear friend Debbie and I plan to return for a second visit sometime in 2021 for one of your garden parties. Till then we so enjoy your blog. Thank you for sharing and wishing your fall and coming holidays are brilliant!
Thank you very much!
I found this blog just a couple of weeks ago when I was searching for information about Downtown Abbey (which I binged watched in two months). I love reading everything you have written! Especially this post about seasons and the farms, etc. Thank you! If I ever get the chance to travel abroad, I hope and pray to visit your beautiful castle! God Bless You All! Libra Pitts
Thank you !!
A lovely piece. Thank you.
Love your blog. Thanks so much!
The verses on the sundial, so beautiful from the Holy Scriptures.
They have a beautiful cadence