These photographs were taken in my favourite place in the heart of West London; a National Trust property called Osterley Park. I have been walking here on and off for twenty seven years, and have always found it the perfect place to clear the mind and restore the spirit...Visitors I take here are always amazed that this enclave is so close to the urban grit of Hounslow with the M4, Heathrow, and noisy streets a stone's throw away. There is a resident grey heron, horses, stables, and a farm selling local produce on site as well as the elegant Osterley House featuring Adams' interior designs..... There wasn't much sun in England this summer when I was visiting, but the beauty of Britain can still certainly be appreciated and photographed in the pouring rain!! Above are photgraphs all taken in torrential rain at Upton House; another National Trust property near Stratford-upon-Avon.
Whenever I return home I am always particularly struck by the beauty of the British countryside and gardens. What do you tend to notice first when you return home??