Monday, April 30, 2007

Tulip Time

I live near Chenies Manor which is famous for its tulip beds - see?

It also has a wall, facing London, with no windows. This was designed to stop the plague. And chimney stacks. Oh come on, you know what I mean.


Anonymous said...

Dinah said Appeldoor and I don't understand that either. Nice tulips though and very nice chimneys and a fine blank wall for plague stopping.

Mangonel said...

Appeldoorn are the archetype of Tulip. Perfect red goblets on slender green stems.

This blimmin' post took me AGES - the images wouldn't line up properly, I kept deleting them by accident, and the sizing was a MESS. And I just COULDN'T get the chimneys to line up. Still, it looks nice, dunnit?

Sylvia said...

what a lovely post - looks great.

dinahmow said...

Thankyou for explaining the Appeldoorns to Zig.I was afraid she might take me literally and try to phone Max B.!
I think you have those stacks in parade ground order.Lovely pics.

FirstNations said...

oh, fantastic!
how utterly cool to have places like that to visit.
now i have to post up pix of my 'queen of the night!' they finally put in an appearance. late season starters, i guess.

Zig said...

it do indeed looky lovely

I, Like The View said...

lovely lovely lovely

am humming a song about a little mouse with clogs on now, something to do with Amsterdam / applesomething / tulips!

Mangonel said...

Hi all - I wish you could see the place for real. There's a sunken garden, and a white garden, a maze, and a wonderful tea-room. And I've never even been inside the house.

Anybody even close to Bucks? We could meet there next April for a wander. And a cup of coffee and a lemon slice.