The day continued to smile on us at Burghley with its blue skies and perfect sunshine to show off the glorious landscape surrounding the house. It doesn't matter how many times we visit here, it always shows us something new. This time around it showed off the beautiful gardens of Capability Brown in all its glory.
Autumn was in full flow and this meant camera overdrive for me. The large space is so welcome to walk and take time to enjoy, especially when I have Mr Teen with me on a rare trip together, just relaxing time, mother and son.
I can't tell you how much I dream of these moments where I can walk amongst the leaves and see avenues of trees and luckily he wanted to do the same.
The house itself sits in the middle of its estate in absolute splendour, surrounded by the most exquisite park land and gardens.
The feast of colour made me smile. This time of year is magical.
Usually we are followed by the deer that reside here, but with the rutting season most were behind fencing. One or two were free though just relaxing in the brief sunshine.
The day was perfect to capture autumn and this house through the trees.
I have always wondered what this wall was that surrounds the inner sanctum of the building itself. Apparently it is called The Ha Ha and was constructed by Capability Brown as a sunken wall in the 18th century to keep the deer herd out of the park while maintaining uninterrupted views across the from the west front of the house. The renovations were completed in 2012 after 300 meters of limestone wall were replaced.
And so, thoughts now start to focus on Christmas and from looking up at the trees, they were thinking this also with the round balls of festive mistletoe ready to be farmed and displayed in strategic parts of houses.
With the wind blowing outside as I type this and the tree branches naked from leaves, I think we were lucky to capture these moments while we could.
So that's Autumn and November nearly over. Now the countdown begins to the big day!
Have a wonderful week!