Among the lilies…

Rosie and I went to Wythenshawe Park today. We wandered through the gardens and the hothouses, taking photos. It was such a beautiful morning and our hours there passed easily and peacefully.

Lily pads and goldfish.

Lily pads and goldfish.

Such a strong pink, this lily…it seemed to vibrate.

And in the Lotus Pool...

And in the Lotus Pool...

His colour shouted out his position in the green pool, but we watched as many other visitors walked over the nearby little wooden bridge without detecting his presence.
Pink lily

Pink lily

Drink-My-Pinkness! What a confection.

Lotus

Lotus

The Buddha’s flower.

Birds of a feather...

Birds of a feather...

These birds sang their little hearts out as we sauntered through the hothouse. I’m surprised they had any feathers left though… Wo! the heat!!!! Rosie and I were spitting feathers by the end!

An eco-project building

An eco-project building

I want to live here!!!  This was built in the park garden using traditional cob house techniques.. stone foundations, then sand, water and straw walls (about 2 feet thick, I reckon). Loved the turf roof too. Apparently cob houses built 500 years ago are still standing!

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4 thoughts on “Among the lilies…

  1. What a beautiful park! There’s an old stone house on the river in Oswego, IL with a turf roof. 30 years ago if you passed you’d see grazing sheep on the roof.

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  2. O wow Doris I’d loooove to have seen the sheep on that roof! There is an old British folk tale about a cow on a turf roof… so there may be a true beginning to the tale! x

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  3. What a beautiful place and what beautiful photos, Julie! Looks so peaceful. In Door County, in Wisconsin, they have a restaurant with grass on the roof and goats grazing. Looks like a bit of Europe!

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