Saturday, 25 June 2011

Saturday Steps Just Me and Mom

"Heck mom these are some broken old steps and why have steps like these and trees at the top?"
"There once was a very large house at the top of those steps, come on and I will show you"

"George your facing the wrong way"
"I was moving so you can show folks!!! and tell me about it"
"See that information board, well this is whats on it"  

"Its where Apley house once stood, it was the ancestral home of the Chartlon family, descendents of the king and princes of Powys"
"Where's Powys?"
"its one of the countys in Wales"

"Its sad that its gone forever, nice view from the top of the steps, can we go back down, I'd like to see what them rock things are, and whats though that gap in the trees? "

"What do you think mom, they look like seats!"
"I think you might be right George, I think we'll look though the gap later"

"Which way Mom"
"You pick George you always do!!" 

"See, if you had picked the way we wouldn't have seen this"

"Someone's clever with a chain saw"

"George don't drink it if its real dirty"

"Mom do you fancy crispy duck for tea"
"George don't get saying that folks might hear you, leave them alone"

"Heck that give me the creeps, what is it?"
"I don't know what its ment to be, but it reminds of a film called Dune, there was big worms that moved under the sand, yuk"

 "GEORGE come on, times running out, and you wanted to see what was though that gap"

"A field"
"There a pond behind those trees"

"but I don't do water, you know that"
"Don't be silly, you don't have to go in I thought you'd like to take a look"
"OK race you"

"come on mom keep jogging you'll lose more weight"

"OK George you win, what do you think"
"a ponds a pond to me"

"Hey there goes some crispy duck"

"Mom look up"

"I wonder where those planes are going to"

"Well I know where I'm going to, home for breakfast, you know I don't do morning and what time is it now?"
"Look don't start, just cus we had to give dad a lift into work for 6 in the morning"
"come on lets get you home"
"Love you Mom"


Terrorzinhos said...
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Terrorzinhos said...

That's a beautiful place to go for a walk!!
Those wooden sculptures are spectacular!

Have a nice weekend!

Anonymous said...

Oh my George the whole place is fantastic! What a house that must have been in its time. The property is just lovely.

I agree about the sculpture made from the downed tree, just beautiful!

I also agree about the duck! Yum yum!

woos, Tessa

Rubie and Poots (her Mum) said...

At least you got to go out somewhere pretty because of havin' to drive your dad to work. I'd be lookin' forward to my brekky too.

I wanna know where the house went!!?? Mum says they get too old and if people don't spend squillions of dollars to do em' up, they fall down!! OOhh! What a shame!

Tail Wuggles, Rubie.

Lola and also Franklin, too said...

Oh, what a great look at a beautiful place and one with history, at that. Of course, the best scenery is always you, George.

Patrice said...

Too bad the old house wasn't still there. It must have been a grand place!

rottrover said...

What a beautiful place for a walk, George! Glad you FINALLY got your breakfast, thoug!!

-Gizmo, Bart and Ruby

houndstooth said...

What a beautiful and fantastic place! How sad that the beautiful house is completely gone. Doesn't it make it all seem a bit ghostly? Thanks for taking us along, George!


Golden Samantha said...

Oh my goodness, George - what a gorgeous spot! (And yes.. we love crisp duck heheh!) And guess what? When we went to Wales, we went to Powys! We never saw this place, but thank you for showing it in all its beauty!!!
Big Hugs xoxoxo
Sammie, Avalon and Oz

Michelle said...

Really a beautiful place and that pond was just fantastic. No swim for you?

cherie said...

Gorgeous pictures of a beautiful place. Except for that worm sculpture, that gives me goochies.
Have a wonderful weekend!

The Daily Pip said...

You always visit such interesting places, George! Are those sculptures made out of trees/wood! I sure hope you find some crispy duck - and share it with me!

Your pal,Pip

How Sam Sees It said...

How pretty! What happened to the house?


Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said...

Great shots George! Your mama sure loves you to take you such cool places all of the time. (We agree that that dunes sculpture is wierd!)
Smooches from pooches,
BabyRD & HOotie

Rose H (UK) said...

Hi George, I'm presuming that's why they called that new part of town Apley? Looks like it's a crying shame that the old house is no longer there, but of course if it was you wouldn't be able to visit such a lovely place. I love those 'seats', do you think I could get one in my garden? LOL!
It may have been very early, but it was certainly worth the visit. Thank you for sharing it with us :o)
Lots oflove
Auntie Rose xxx

Molly the Airedale said...

What a gorgeous piece of property! What a shame that the house is no longer there!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Finn said...

You get to see some absolutely gorgeous places! I love those sculptures!

3 doxies said...

Wow...I could just imagine a house theres...would be incredible to haves a yard like dat...and ducks fur supper! But we won't mention dat to your mom...hehehehe!

Soooooo good to see you again George!


Talking-Dogs said...

Beautiful photo story! And now I'm hungry for duck! ;-)

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

You two just crack me up. CRISPY DUCK, HUH??????? Now George mi man, me good....those ducks have a life to lead and if one dies, the other one grieves so sadly; be a good chap and let mum take you to the pub and get a nice, juicy sausage!!! WHAT A TOUR YOU TWO! Oh, how I wish I could go on such a tour....England is so beautiful and though we have many lakes, mansions and wonderful scenery here, to stop and have a cup of tea with you (sans crispy duck) would be a huge treat. CUTE AS EVER MI MAN!!!! BIG GIANT HUGS TO YOU BOTH, Anita and BALZAC

Cranberry Morning said...

George, you are one lucky dog! Except for the not-getting-your-crispy-duck part. Maybe next time, huh.

Does Powys rhyme with Lois? I need to know, George. Please.

Scooter said...

Hey George!
Wow, you go on the most pawesome walkies ever! Cool steps and I love those wooden carvings. That water looks like it would be fun to go swimmie in...and duck chasing in! Thanks for always sharing such cool places with us.
Grr and Woof,
Sarge, COP

Unknown said...

That's a beautiful place for a morning walk. It's so sad that the house isn't there anymore.

The pond looks so beautiful and calm and I love those ducks too.

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

Lovely place. I like your header.
The chain saw tree sculpture is grrrrreat. If a tree HAS to go.. it may as well leave something grrrreat behind.

My Mind's Eye said...

George I know I sound like a broken record, 'cause I say this every Saturday, but you have the most fun and adventures of any puppy or kitty I know. Give your Mom a great big sloppy kiss to thank her for enriching your life.
Hugs madi

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

GEORGIE AND JAN! When I hear the kettle whistle, we shall come a runnin'! And good boy, no duck....excellent. You are a good boy!

LOVE TO YOU BOTH and thank you for coming! Anita and Balzac

Stewey said...

Wow George,
What a beautiful walk you went on!
I agree with you about water...I don't do water either.

♥I am Holly♥ said...

George, you go to so many beautiful places!!! We love the pictures of everything!! We love your walks!! Love, Holly & Mom

Maggie Mae and Max said...


You never disappoint when it comes to Saturday Steps! Another wunderful post my furiends!

Woofs and Licks,
MAggie Mae

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

Cool place to visit, George, AND it had steps too. We really enjoyed your conversation with Mom. That was a very interesting chair, bet it wasn't too comfy. And some peep is very clever with the tree carvings.

Thanks for another fun tour.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Amber DaWeenie said...

George, you always get to visit the nicest places.

verobirdie said...

Wonderful place. I like. The chaisa w sculpture very much. A early morning walk are full of charm, arn't they?

STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

Hi George. Wow what a wonderful place to look around. It's certainly a shame the house has gone, now that would have been amazing. It was worth getting up early just to see such a pretty place. Bye for now, no worries, love Carol.

Taryn said...

Another wonderful post! I just love seeing all the scenery you get to visit, George! You are a very lucky fellow!

Anonymous said...

What a fascinating place y'all went to! Luved the carved wood sculpture of the otter and swan :) That Dune one was quite something too! Mom said she really enjoyed that movie. No accounting for taste I say ;) Lovely pond! Too bad you didn't get your crispy duck George. Maybe next time ;P

Waggin at ya,

Sweet William The Scot said...

It's sad the beautiful estate home is no longer. The glory it must have seen, but now you showed us the grounds and they are still lovely even the old stone steps.
Sweet William The Scot

Wyatt said...

Too bad the house is gone, cuz WOW what a beauty!
George, that was a good walk. I would have been out there swimming with the ducks.
Stanzie sends her love :)


Rattus Scribus said...

Thanks for the tour of a beautiful place, George. I agree with you. Somehow, chainsaw art and "Dune" sculptures don't fit the historical legacy of the former Charlton estate.

But it was a picturesque walk just the same. (And crispy duck does sound delish. Shhh.)


WFT Nobby said...

Hey George, I am so impressed that YOU get to chose which direction to take on your walks. And as you say, you definitely found the most interesting places.
Did you get sausages for breakfast?
Toodle pip!

Molly the Airedale said...

You can swipe any photos off our blog that you want to, George! Thanks for letting FG help us out on the roof. He's a huge help!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Christmas-etc... said...

What an amazing adventure you had! Steps that lead to a house that used to be... But are you sure it's not there still...just hiding?!
Blessings dear lad!

Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

Ashame the house isn't there anymore, but what beautiful grounds. Looks like a great morning walk.

XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

We love to chase ducks.

Andi's English Attic said...

What a beautiful house it must have been. What a shame it's gone.

'Crispy Duck'. You are naughty. xx

Bocci said...

As always, we love going with you on your Saturday Steps-what spectacular photos!

And thank you, flat George, for keeping the Maggie and Mitch family safe on their roof!

Golden Woofs! SUGAR said...

Woof! Woof! LOVE it George. What a great place. Golden Thanks for sharing. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Road Dog Tales said...

What a beautiful place! And it looks like you had it all to yourself?! Guess you have pretty much anything to yourself at 6 in the a.m. Right? Those statues and stone seats were awesome!

The Road Dogs

Arran, Arthur and Mum said...

What a pretty place, I would be right in that water!!

The Thuglets said...

George..excellent steps mate!

We love the more George photos..keep em coming.

Have a good week.

Big Nose Pokes
The Thugletsx

J_on_tour said...

It looks like you chose the right way George because those wooden chainsaw carvings are amazing. A class shot of you enjoying the two ducks .... from afar.

Pup Fan said...

Those sculptures are so cool!

Adien Crafts said...

Hiya George! What a marvellous walk, we loved every minute. The carving was fabulous, I don't think I could hve resisted leaving a pee mail though ;-) Great catching up with you, have a lovely week, Dex & lou xxx

meowmeowmans said...

That place looks amazing, George! Even without the grand building there, we can still sort of imagine it. :)

Thanks for taking us along!

Cranberry Morning said...

George, I am SO excited...I received the 'Walking with Boomerang' book in the mail today! (and the lovely card with your photo on it!). Thank you so much. I will definitely be taking some of those walks when I get to Shropshire next. This is a great book. Especially eager to take 'The Historical Walk!' You are so photogenic, George!!!! ♥♥

Homer said...

I love crispy duck! You can get your mom to phone for Chinese take-away, I heard from my humans they do nice crispy duck! Quack!


Chicco said...

I loved all the photos ,George.
So beautiful.
Have a good weekend.
Woof, woof,