Monday 12 October 2009

floodlit fountains

Sunday night, 7pm.
family all full of roast dinner, and eagerly awaiting the apple crumble to come out of the oven.
so we do eat the apple crumble?
oh no, we turn off the oven - leaving the crumble inside to let it cool down slowly, we wrap up in warm jumpers and we go out....

to the gardens, where there was a special late opening and floodlighting.

it is even more magical in the dark

trying to capture the fountains was quite a challenge,

as you still had to remember to watch out in case you got soaked....

splish splash

and the crumble was just the right temperature when we got home......


  1. What a fun excursion for everyone. Sounds like you are living in quite the area for sights like this. Now if only I could pop round for some of that left over crumble.....


  2. That sounds like my kind of fun and warm apple crumble for your return home - pure memory making.

    Have a lovely week,

    Nina x

  3. Oh, that does sound magical. Here's to spontaneity!

  4. Goodness how amazing, bet it was completly different at night.

  5. How wonderful! We would have stayed at home and eaten the crumble and bickered. I think I would rather be you.

  6. Just LOVE the abstract quality of these images...such fun and pure magic! Happy Days ((HUGS))

  7. What lovely way to spend the end of the day. I haven't had apple crumble for such a long time. I don't have any floodlighting but maybe I could wrap up in a blanket and sit outside on our deck. I could even have hubby hold a flashlight for the lighting effect!

  8. A perfect night time (well almost!) adventure. Sounds like fun. Not sure if I could hold off on apple crumble though...!

  9. That bottom photo is fabulous. I love your description of subtle and accurate planning sutrrounding that crumble - very important stuff.

  10. Sounds like the perfect way to work up an appetite! There is msomething magical about fountains at night.

  11. Ooh, magical indeed! Of course, my offspring would have jumped into the fountain, no matter the weather. And then they would have hogged the crumble. Doesn't it make you want to invite us all over??? xo

  12. Lovely to have you back tess, and congrats on the move being achieved! Alnwick gdns at night, not something I've seen, it looks gorgeous. love the return to the apple crumble, what a wonderful post.
    Love vanessa xxx(do you mind if i knit)


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