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Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Beautiful Chatsworth.

Looking outside today, the grey clouds are looming, these pictures feel like they were taken many moons ago but they were only a couple of weeks ago. I'm hoping we'll get at least a few more days like this over the summer, I'll be keeping my fingers crossed, especially because last summer was so awful. I want to explore the countryside a little more & maybe indulge in one or two ice creams (with a flake of course!).
Chatsworth is the most beautiful place. We took a little picnic, found a spot beside the water and did nothing but talk for a few hours. It was the perfect way to spend an afternoon. We made a few sheep friends before heading for a look around the garden centre. I think it's happened, I think we're officially old because we've become a little obsessed with garden centres recently. We only have a tiny garden and since neither of us are particularly green fingered, we're not really sure what to do with it but we've been gathering together a few ideas.

Last night I watched a really inspirational documentary about Vivian Maier (if you're into photography I really recommend having a look at her work and the story behind it) and I'm so excited to get back into taking pictures. Even when I look back at these pictures that were only taken a few weeks ago, I'm reminded of so many little details of the day I had forgotten. And that's what I love so much about photography. I've got the itch to add a new camera to my collection. I'm not sure which to go for, I know I want something a little different to the cameras I already have so I'm going to have to research a little today. But I'm excited!

Do you have a favourite camera?
xoxo

52 comments:

  1. Chatsworth is pure magic, I can't decide whether I prefer it in the full glow of summer or in the gorgeous snow, it looks beautiful either way!

    Lovely shots as always!

    Jem xXx

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    1. Oh gosh, I completely agree. It's one of those places that is magical at any time of the year <3

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  2. Aaw, I really want to go on a couple of picnics this Summer! Chatsworth looks lovely and it's so close to me too, hopefully I will get around to going there one day soon. xxx

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    1. It is absolutely stunning, I think you would love it <3

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  3. How dreamy does that place look!! I am REALY hoping that the weather picks up again soon!!! xxx

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  4. This is one of our favourite places to go! I haven't even put up my pictures from the past couple times we went yet. We are obsessed with farm shops too (oldies over here!) You got some gorgeous pictures!

    Dannielle @ Chic-a-Dee

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  5. I love Chatsworth, the gardens are beautiful! We often visit when the weather is nice for a BBQ picnic by the river.

    Aysha x

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    1. It's such a perfect place for that <3

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  6. I have the fondest memories of Chatsworth! My mum used to take me when I was younger and we used to love the maze and the gardens, and clambering all over the statue of the horse at the end of the fountains... No idea if it's even still there?! Slightly less interested in the house bit but after good old Pride & Prejudice and The Duchess, feel I need to revisit!

    thenotsosecretdiary.com xo

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    1. Ooh I'm not sure, I've never been right into the house or gardens, it's on my to-do list! <3

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  7. I love Chatsworth, went there years ago with my parents, and I am so irritated with myself for missing that documentary, I even set myself a reminder!

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    1. Aww, be sure to catch it on iplayer! xo

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  8. Wow this place is perfect to have peaceful moments in and maybe take lovely photographs :)

    http://chamomiledealer.blogspot.com/

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  9. Wow. These pictures are all fantastic. Chatsworth looks beautiful. Hanna Marie

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  10. Your photos are gorgeous, it sounds like a wonderful day out! xo

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    1. Thank you. It was super lovely, just what I needed I think <3

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  11. I completely agree with you, the Vivian Maier programme was sooo inspiring! Im pretty sure my camera has barely left my hand since watching it! I find her story so fascinating, just the idea that her photos were found in a trunk and that they were so close to never even being discovered amazes me. Your photography is so beautiful by the way. I've never been to Chatsworth, but I feel its somewhere I definitely need to visit now!

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    1. I'm constantly amazed by the sheer number of photographs she took, definitely very inspiring and it's made me feel like I don't shoot nearly as much as I should. A part of me feels a little sad for her though, I'm not sure what she would have made of all the attention, her work was so personal for her, I hope she wouldn't have minded too much about so many people seeing and loving it! xo

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  12. Chatsworth is really quite close to me but I haven't been in years! definitely on my list of places to go this summer x

    uni-of-life.blogspot.com

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    1. It's definitely worth a visit <3

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  13. Chatsworth looks lovely.
    I'm praying for a little bit more sun too!
    :)

    Emily / Glittery Teacups

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    1. It makes everything happier <3

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  14. Such beautiful photos! Life is just so much better when the sun is shining! x

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  15. With all that sunshine I'd be having ice cream for lunch and dinner as well as snacks in between. Nothing like a cool sweet treat in the summer! Beautiful photos lovely x

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  16. Chatsworth has been on my 'to visit' list for ages! It always looks so beautiful in people's pictures of it, and I love it's history, particularly around the restoration by Deborah Mitford.

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    1. It's super stunning, definitely worth a visit <3

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  17. I always enjoy your photography. You are so talented and make me want to visit all the gorgeous places you get to see. :)x

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  18. Lovely photos, my Mum has been to Chatsworth!

    beautyandtheb1.blogspot.co.uk

    B xx

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  19. I love chatsworth, it's such a pretty place to visit, especially when it's a nice sunny day :) xx

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    1. It's beautiful, especially with an ice cream in hand hehe xo

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  20. Lovely photos- it looks really pretty. I hope we get more days like this too!
    Daniella x

    http://daniella-r.blogspot.co.uk

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  21. Chatsworth looks gorgeous! I love the close up photo of the grass, such a vivid colour xx

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    1. Summertime colours are the best <3

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  22. Chatsworth looks beautiful, lovely pictures. xx

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  23. Chatsworth looks like such a beautiful place - not surprising when you consider that this was the place that Austen based Pemberley in Pride & Prejudice on apparently!

    Would love to visit one day :) xoxo

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  24. It looks like you had a lovely day and your photo's are beautiful

    Lauren | Bits and Bobs xx

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