Winterthur Grounds

So the day after Vanessa’s dinner, some of us met up at Winterthur to see the Downton exhibit again and wander the grounds.

I didn’t really have anything to wear in cold weather in the right period, nor do my knees do well with a lot of walking in heels or costume shoes, I opted for muggle clothes.

Beth, on the other hand, had a fabulous ensamble!
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Kat and Beth both made eyes at this gorgeous late Victorian beauty:
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Judy LOVES azaleas. (Not really.)
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We stopped our wanderings for a snack.
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Then more wanderings:
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This true was gorgeous:
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Judy decided to climb the tree:
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Then Judy saw a slightly smaller tree…
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And decided to climb it..
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Then we got silly:
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Then Judy found an even smaller tree:
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Winterthur is pretty in late fall – but really May was the best time to see it because it was all in bloom.

The Enchanted garden was our favorite and didn’t really need spring and summer flowers to be pretty and atmospheric.

We were still silly though!
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The big bird’s nest:
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Shoe shot! Only there was a snake in the pavement, made with lighter stones – so we made our feet be like the fangs of the snake. Silly.
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There’s the snake:
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Then Judy found an even smaller tree! Wait, that’s just an acorn. A *really* small tree!
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Tiny house!
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We all crammed into the witch’s house again:
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And then Judy moved the large feather out of the way:
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Crocus:
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The Quarry Garden is so gorgeous in May – not as much now with now flowers:
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No fountain either:
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And a pretty sunset on the drive home!
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A few videos:

Judy climbing the tree:

Fancy walking:

Smaller tree climbing:

Not sure whose these were, sorry!
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Stephanie’s pics:
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Judy is doing her best Lady Mary:
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