Saturday 30 April 2011

Saturday Steps and a Stroll on a Sunday

Its just me and mom again, Dads busy learning to play lol!!
 so we need a break.
We're at Hodnet Hall and Gardens,
its only open a few weekends in the year,
spring is in full bloom,
so there's lots of flowers to show you
 as we have a slow walk around.

 The grass is lovely and soft on your paws,
 its OK dogs are allowed to walk on it.

There was colour all over the place, I'll let you soak up the photos

It was a total chill out walk

"Hey mom I have an idea for these steps,
make sure you take a good photo of them"

"You don't have to shout I can hear you"

"Quick mom look behind you"

"George your shouting again"

"Look at them waiting to have their photo taken"
"I've got a photo OK" 

"Mom have you taken plenty of photo's of the flowers 'cus their real pretty"
"Of course I have, You are just to busy sniffing to notice"

Will someone please tell her thats what us dogs do!!

You're not falling asleep are you!!! there are just a few more, it seams. Mom took loads!!!

"Hey mom tell them to move, their spoiling my photo"
"No George they are allowed to walk where they want"

I'm back, bet you thought it would never end lol!!

Look my tongue is the same colour as this Azalea

There's even Daisys in the grass!!
Thanks for joining us on our Stroll though Hodnet Hall Gardens

All the photos were taken with moms point and shoot.
 Panasonic FZ38 as she can't manage the SLR when its just me and her ;)
The camera is at its best when taking close up shoots.

Till next time,
 Have a good week
See Yea George xxx


My Mind's Eye said...

OMC George I'm first I cannot believe it!!!
I MOO'd at the cows instead of MOL at them.
You, my friend, live in a beautiful area. The flowers are so pretty and fresh their fragrance has traveled across the pond.
Happy Saturday and Hugs
Madi and Mom

♥I am Holly♥ said...

George, what beautiful pictures!! What a gorgeous place to go! Your mom sure got some excellent was fun to go for a walk with you! Have a great weekend! Lots of love, Holly and mom

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

OH GEORGE... I have had to go through this post THREE times!! It is pawsitively STUNNING. It is so beautiful it hurts!!
Your mom did a wonderful job of showing the blossoms in all their glory!!! Just STUNNING.
I think this was one of your very best Saturday Steps!!! THANK YOU for taking us on this one.

Elizabeth Keene said...

That garden could easily be here in Virginia; we have many of the same things blooming around here now. So pretty!

the teacher's pets said...

Daisy hopes you were thinking of her while you lay down by those lovely daisies! BOL! Come on, you can tell me....were you? You know that Daisy has a huge crush on you, right?
What an absolutely stunning park! And to have the added bonus of cows in there is just wonderful! You are living in a wonderful country!

Deborah said...

WOW, that was awesome, the flowers are beautiful!!!
George, that was so funny that your tongue is the same color as the azalea! I laughed out loud!!!!

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

What beautiful gardens, George. Thank you for taking us there. So many different and beautiful colored azaleas!!! Mom's photos are beautiful. We loved that one of you up on the big rock. But all the flower ones were exquisite.

Happy Saturday.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Wyatt said...

What a great garden walk, George. England and Oregon are so similar in climate and plant varieties, we feel right at home!! Except you have better architecture, pubs and Welsh terriers named George!

Wyatt and Stanzie

The Daily Pip said...

Wow, these are some of your best pictures yet! The colors are JUST AMAZING! I like that one of you on the rock. Did you jump up there by yourself??

Your pal, Pip

Michelle said...

Such great photos of you George. Love that one of you on the rock. You are so brave!

Diana Chiew said...

Oh gosh, oh gosh, George, what have you done?! You've got our human "ooo-ing" and "aww-ing" here! This human of ours is crazy over flowers. Oh yes, and we are wondering how you got up onto that big rock.

Thanks for taking us along on your walk. Have a great weekend!

rottrover said...

OMD, George! What a beautiful place. We have some lovely gardens near us, but doggies can't go inside :-( Thanks for taking us along. Happy Weekend!!

-Gizmo, Bart and Ruby

Agatha and Archie said...

STUNNING!!!! It just made our day(and it was a pretty good day to begin with!! ) love and kisses A+A

Patrice said...

Lovely place to walk! I think your mom likes to photograph flowers:)

Jon Terry said...

Wow! those pics are just stunning and I agree wit Pip that these are some of your best :)
You look simply amazing with all those flowers and on the rock too! Thank you for taking us to such beautiful garden :)

Tell your sweetie mommy that I woke up having all her loving kisses surrounding me warmly and that even in my sleep, I'm thinking about her ;)

Sending all my love to you and your mommy :)

Love ya,
Jon Terry

TwoSpecialWires said...

Wow. Incredibly beautiful photographs! All of them. What a perfect way to end a day full of stunning and inspiring images. You've just put the icing on the cake for our Friday.

Have a good weekend, George (and Jan)
Jake and Fergi (and OurMoma)

Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

Just gorgeous!!!! Great place to explore.

xXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

Peggy Frezon said...

wowwweee what a beautiful gardens. You are so lucky to have such a place to explore. Kelly wants me to tell you that you make the place look so much more gorgeous though!

Molly the Airedale said...

What beautiful flowers! Mom wants to know if she can go with you next time you visit the gardens, George? Can we come too?

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Christmas-etc... said...

Hey you gorgeous lad! I understand you had a birthday recently! So sorry to have missed it!! Happy belated birthday!
PS Gorgeous flowers too!

Adien Crafts said...

What a fantastic place, the photo's are fantastic! Not sure about those cows, pleased there was a fence between you! Tell your human she should go professional with photo's like those (unless she already is ha ha!) Dex & Lou x

Taryn said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS (or maybe I should say Georgeous! :-) ) What a lovely blue sky day as well! The pictures are very nice for using your Point and Shoot, you really can't tell the difference. And I hear you on it being hard to use the SLR...I have a nice telephoto for my SLR and it rarely gets used 'cause it's too hard to walk 2 dogs and handle the heavy lens!

Unknown said...

Oh dear, it's so beautiful!! Your pictures and those flowers are gorgeous!!! How I wish I could visit there too, there are not many places are doggy friendly over here and the places that I'm allowed to go don't have those beautiful flowers like yours :(

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

It never fails. Whenever I come here, I laugh, I dream, I smile. George mi man, thank you for this bouquet of flowers that I will treasure forever; we STILL DO NOT HAVE ANY FLOWERS IN OUR PARKS OR GARDENS!!!! Poor Balzac has NO flowers to sniff, but we are BELIEVING IN A FAERY TALE...and you just made my morning AGAIN with your presence at my post, you two! TEEEEHHEEEE! WASN'T THE ROYAL WEDDING JUST FABULOUS???? I WEPT. Georgie, mum got you nice and tired out so she could sit quietly with her one cup of tea and watch and not miss a beat...THE CHEEK OF IT INDEED! Oh, you two just make me so happy.....LET US CARRY ON AND MAKE OUR OWN FAERY TALES, O.K.? Hey, how about FAERY DOGTALES? Now there is one in the making right are so darling, on that ROCK! ANd you look like the ATLAS MAN carrying the WORLD ON YOUR SHOULDERS in that picture with the globe!


Anonymous said...

What a gorgeous place! Love all the fabulous flower photos! Yeah George, Mom would have been sayin "Wait Roo" the whole time. That's what she tells me when we're in parks and she wants to get a photo. If she didn't add the Roo part I'd think she'd have changed my name to Wait. Shakin my head.

Love the ponds and that grass is to die for! Did you get to roll in it? Were there big bullfrogs in the pond? Dawg I would love to chase some bullfrogs. :P

Waggin at ya,

Chicco said...

Oh George,
That place where you went looks like a paradise!
The flowers are all beautiful....
I didn't know that there are a lot type of flowers!
But the cows are my favorite!So funny!
A wonderful weekend to you.
Woof, woof,

your friend Chicco

Cranberry Morning said...

What beautiful gardens!! Thank you so much for taking us along. I'd go anywhere with you, George! :-)

Scooter said...

Hey George!
Wow, this is just about your most pawesome post ever! This is one amazing place for a walk. I love the pond. Great pix of you on top of that big rock! I'd love to see this place fur real!
Thanks for sharing with us. You're the best!
Grr and a Delighted Woof,
Sarge, COP

animal lover, quilt lover said...

Beautiful beautiful beautiful Post!!!!! Your camera is fabulous!!! I am a plant person Jan and I thank you for this great post!!!!!! Loved you too George on that rock!!! You are very brave!!
Smart too!! Love you George!!
Loved your post!!!
xx, Bambi & Fern

WFT Nobby said...

Totally lovely photos. Great post. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

OMD George those pics are just Pawsomely Beautiful!

I cannot get over how beautiful they all are. Mom says that your Mom must be a Pro with the flashy beast cause the pics look like we are in the garden with you!

Have a Great weekend!

woo woos, Tessa

Jans Funny Farm said...

Such lovely photos, George. Your mom took great shots with a point and shoot.

Amber-Mae said...

All those pictures are just beautiful! I think they're beautiful enough to be on postcards!! That picture of those cows made me giggle. Funny creatures they are.

Anonymous said...

Love the photos. Looks like you had a great time with your mom. Have a great weekend.

-- said...

George, wherever you live, it certainly is beautiful!

sprinkles said...

That Hodnet Hall Gardens is really beautiful!

sam said...

Hi, its Sam from the blog hop! What beautiful pictures of a beautiful garden! Hodnet Hall is a fabulous (as are you). There is nothing like that where we live. We live in the middle of the mouintains in British Columbia in a tiny village!
Tail Wags

Anakin Man said...

Oh George!!
Just beauTeefuls pho-toes!! Really made us all smile~
even made 'da Josie type- hee hee

I just love all 'dose cows lined up- super funnies and cute!!

and yous on 'da rock is cute too!
We love going on walkies wit yous~

hugs for all us's

Angels Amber and Max DaWeenie and Mom said...

Dat has to be a very beautifur place. Everyting looks like.....Springtime. Very nice post...very nice fotos....and very nice fotos of you too, George.

Michelle Maskaly said...

Beautiful pictures! I love the waterfalls!

- Michelle and Toby
My Tail Hurts From Wagging So Much

Terrorzinhos said...

George, you so lucky! Beautiful place to go for a walk! Amazing shots!!!

Have a nice weekend!

*❀* said...

my goodness George! the post just knocks me our!! it is absolutely breathtaking!
also the new header with you in the blubells is stunning! you are i think, the most handsome and debonair dog in blogland.
i have also seen your Flickr today and was very amused at your tucking into a huge pile of treats, including cupcakes! you are so obviously very special and are treated accordingly.
have a wonderful month of May xxx

warmest hugs


*❀* said...

oh dear! sorry for the typos above

i had meant to say of course that this post just knocks me out!! it is certainly worth saying twice anyway ;o)

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

George mi man, I see my beloved Millie came over. She has a splendid yellow lab named PEACE LILY....she is too beautiful for words. I was coming by to ask your permission. You see, I am updating my sidebar with new photos. I have two of you already with two links to your blog. One of your pics is of you at Christmas and one at Halloween. I thank you for those photos! I want to update and may I replace those with the picture of you SLAYING THE DRAGON????? It would be linked out course to your WORLD HERE! The header would be the quote by G.K. Chesterton about how FAIRYTALES ARE TRUE NOT BECAUSE DRAGONS EXIST, BUT BECAUSE THEY TELL US DRAGONS CAN BE BEATEN!" Let me know. I never want to take a photo without permission.


Sage said...

That was a gorgeous walk in the park, George! Thanks for taking us-Mom LOVED the flowers. She said she could smell them clear over here in Oregon! (Actually we are in San Francisco this weekend). Check out my Saturday blog ( We gave you a "shout out".

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh you two are most kind!!!! THANK YOU and go out and make a perfect walk....I shall go out in our blustery weather and put out some garden urns to prepare for our first plantings around May 15th...they tell us out here to be cautious and not plant before then! We have the worst weather, but the prettiest springs and summers!

LOVE TO YOU BOTH, Anita and Balzac

FiveSibesMom said...

Such pretty pictures! Love your header photo also!

meowmeowmans said...

George, this was such a great tour (as ALL of your tours are!). We so enjoy seeing all of the sights with you ... we especially loved the pictures of you waterside, by the tongue-colored azaleas, and on that rock. Oh and the COWS, too! :)

We hope you and mom have a great week!

Bocci said...

Wow! What gorgous gardens and great photos! Thanks so much for sharing your walk with us, George.

Pup Fan said...

What an absolutely gorgeous place!

Ryker said...

How could your dad miss out on that one... it is the best one yet. My mom LOVED it! She even saw the Alaska State Flower, the forget-me-knot.
Hope you had a snack there, that would just have made it perfect!

Road Dog Tales said...

That was amazing, George! Your Mom is quite handy with that camera. Beautiful photos! Mom was happy to see all those azaleas as ours here in SC bloomed weeks ago. Other than that one rude couple who was ruining your pic, we didn't see anyone else. We're thinking we should consider moving to your area of the world if there's so few people around. Plus, they seem to welcome dogs there more. Hmmmm . . .

The Road Dogs

Zona said...

GORGEOUS fotos! WOW!!!


julee said...

Those photos were worth looking at. They made us happy. The cow photo made us laugh out loud. Thanks for sharing.

FiveSibesMom said...

What lovely pictures of you and the very pretty flora!

Finn said...

Wow! Those are wonderful pictures! Love the one on a rock!

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

OMD...what amazing pictures...the cows...the rock??? You....


We put you and the red A ZALE YA as our desktop background, George....




J_on_tour said...

Great photos, colours, gardens and captions. The last picture is a beauty. I've read some good reviews about your camera.

Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said...

Georgie, These photos are out of this world gorgeous!!! We're looking at them at the library on a big screen and how magnificent they are. Your mommy is a wonderful photographer. Can't say enough good about them!
BabyRD and Hootie