08 May 2008

These Heavenly Hours


 

This afternoon we visited what can only be described as one of the most romantic and idyllic spots on Earth. The gardens at Stourhead House are described in the brochure as one of the most beautiful landscaped gardens in the world, and I have to admit I am always a little sceptical of such grand claims to fame. However, I can assure you that they completely lived up to this claim. Grandma was our expert tour guide for the afternoon, and Noah was kept happy with just enough birdlife along the way to keep his attention.



We also spotted a tree that looked just like the Whomping Willow from Harry Potter, don't you think!



Poor Noah took a bit of a tumble on the way round and has a decent graze to his elbow to show for it. He barely cried, although he did remind us from time to time for the rest of the day ‘Noah booboo ow’.



I must admit we went a little snap happy with the camera but it was hard not to when the setting was so magnificent, and I promise that these are only a small selection of the huge number we actually took!




Though we as mere humans cannot even begin to imagine how infinitely more brilliant and amazing heaven will be, there were times in the gardens today where I, for one, felt like we had caught just the slightest glimpse of what life could be like in that heavenly realm.
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