Wintery birthday trip to National Trust Calke Abbey

Today is my birthday and as a tradition of birthdays in our house you get to choose what you want to do.
After recent snowfall my choice was easy – a stroll around the lake at National Trust Calke Abbey followed by Hot Chocolate & bite to eat in the restaurant. Calke is a place I hold dear to my heart and love visiting with my family, alone or as a volunteer photographer.

The gorgeous blue sky combined with snowy white ground was incredibly photogenic so shot lots of photos and made good use of my present, a polarising filter

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Ice crystals

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Snowball fight

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‘Old Man of Calke’ Oak tree basking in the winter sun

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‘Dragon tree’

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SGP_8393 Susan Guy_winter walk 2014Following short re fuel in the restaurant the sunlight had dropped and cast magnificent shadows and light across the riding stables, windows and doorways

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I hope you enjoyed the trip around the park

 

– Images copyright Susan Guy, 2014

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