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January 29th, 2014


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09:43 am - Wednesday Wish-Places: Capability Brown
It is grey and chilly here today (although not icy, snowy, or otherwise nightmarish). Maybe it's time to think of blooms, maybe it's time to contemplate English green.

When I thought about today's wish-places, for some reason I started thinking about Lancelot 'Capability' Brown, the eighteenth-century landscape designer/architect. As we know, I have a powerful love of order in the midst of wildness. Brown, a master of follies, perspectives, and lines and curves, gives me the aesthetic I love. I would like to wish myself there today.

So, two pictures:

a long walk on the grounds of Highclere Castle. Arches and lavender, two of my favorite things. (I love a good arch, natural and otherwise.)

Flowers, lavender, and a view of Bowood House (pediments!).

Spring will come again, in its own good time. But we can wish ourselves there now, if we need to. :)

May you have your own wish-places for retreat today!

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From:chase820
Date:January 29th, 2014 05:33 pm (UTC)
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I did a paper on CB in grad school. UF actually has one of his idea books in the rare books library, which is pretty cool.

Hope things are well!
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From:laurawise
Date:January 29th, 2014 11:19 pm (UTC)
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A CB idea book? How AWESOME. :)

And so are you. Cheers, Chase, and stay warm!
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From:paratti
Date:January 29th, 2014 05:44 pm (UTC)
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Lovely:)
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From:laurawise
Date:January 29th, 2014 11:20 pm (UTC)
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They ARE rather nice. :)

Cheers and hugs!
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From:kathyh
Date:January 29th, 2014 06:07 pm (UTC)
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Nice to see pictures of England when it isn't wet! I'd certainly like to wish for that :)
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From:laurawise
Date:January 29th, 2014 11:21 pm (UTC)
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Hee -- it's actually the same temperature here in the subtropics today as it has been in London, AND it's raining here! (We rather desperately need the rain, though.) At any rate, pictures of England in the sun are always welcome. :)

Cheers and hugs!
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From:mobile_alh
Date:January 29th, 2014 06:32 pm (UTC)
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I do love me some rows and rows of lavender! (Psst...it's raining today in the drought country! we're thrilled!)
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From:laurawise
Date:January 29th, 2014 11:22 pm (UTC)
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I know -- there's just something about lavender in profusion. :)

And YAY YAY for rain in the drought country! Hugs and cheers!
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From:gwynnega
Date:January 29th, 2014 09:05 pm (UTC)
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Beautiful images!

::hugs::
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From:laurawise
Date:January 29th, 2014 11:23 pm (UTC)
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Hurrah, and happy Wednesday!

Hugs and tea and no traffic wished for you. :)

(edited for spelling)

Edited at 2014-01-29 11:23 pm (UTC)
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From:janus_74
Date:January 29th, 2014 10:07 pm (UTC)
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Very pretty images.
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From:laurawise
Date:January 29th, 2014 11:23 pm (UTC)
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Thanks, T! Cheers and a good evening to you!
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From:freixenet
Date:January 30th, 2014 11:30 am (UTC)
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Oh, such gorgeous images on this grey morning. I like the rain a good deal, though. :)

Happy Thursday, L! See you tomorrow!
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From:laurawise
Date:January 30th, 2014 02:34 pm (UTC)
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We need the rain indeed! But it's a wee bit chilly. :)

Cheers and a great Thursday, F!
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From:laurawise
Date:January 30th, 2014 02:34 pm (UTC)
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Happy Thursday, L! Hugs, too!
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From:stevie_carroll
Date:January 30th, 2014 10:43 pm (UTC)
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Very pretty!
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From:laurawise
Date:January 31st, 2014 01:51 am (UTC)
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Cheers and thanks, Stevie! Happy weekend!
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From:roguedemon
Date:January 31st, 2014 10:44 pm (UTC)
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Lovely. Someday I want to make it to the U.K. and look at a lot of castles. Travel is still rather problematic for me, but I will keep hoping. ((Hugs))
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From:laurawise
Date:February 1st, 2014 01:40 pm (UTC)
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Someday! I am hoping for you.

[hugs]
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From:stateless82
Date:February 1st, 2014 03:38 am (UTC)
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Spring!

Those are both places I could definitely go, if the world were mine to command.
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From:laurawise
Date:February 1st, 2014 01:41 pm (UTC)
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Spring, spring, spring! And lavender. :)

[hugs]

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