Thursday, 24 June 2010

Water, Rivers, Lakes and Streams

Yesterday my husband and I went to Chirk Castle for lunch and a walk around the gardens. This is the little pond within the gardens, it is so pretty, the photograph doesn't do it justice at all!
No.... not water BUT this is an old drainage pipe through which the water of London used to flow! I just had to share this with you! This is kept at Chirk Castle which I have been visiting since I was 3! It was lived in by the Middleton family until a few years ago and they still have apartments in the Batchelor Tower.

This is a really old photo, taken about 15 years ago at Bala lake. Me and my wonderful little dog Bobbi, she was having her first swim!



The "Cup and Saucer" at Erddig Hall. The Squire used the local rivers to feed his hall and this invention is what did this!


This is a mobile phone picture and I love it so much because of what it means to me! It is a natural water bowl for dogs! My dogs always stop to drink from it although at the moment it is rather empty!




15 comments:

  1. That 'cup and saucer' at Erddig Hall is so unique!

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  2. Sara, very interesting. I'd like to know more about how / what the cup and saucer does. Dogs are so funny - I make sure that Spritz has fresh water twice a day - but if he gets a chance he will drink from the little resevors in plants and rocks every time.
    have a great weekend.

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  3. I will get you guys some more information on the cup and saucer! I am a bit worried though, I only took this picture a few months ago and one of my friends told me that it is now gone but the pump is still there. I sincerely hope she is mistaken because this was a fantastic bit of engineering and as Jama says "unique"

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  4. Wow Sarah...that is really cool!! How wonderful to see England!! I love the bowl and saucer...very interesting..wow!! Wonderful shootout!
    Hope all is well with you, Sarah

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  5. I, too, am intrigued by the Cup and Saucer. Even if it serves no other purpose, it makes a wonderful water feature.

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  6. Great capture and I am also interested with that cup and saucer photo it's unique. Happy weekend!


    FSO~The pond

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  7. Hi, Sarah, this is Wales which is a country part of Great Britain. GB is made up of England, Ireland (north), Scotland and Wales
    xx

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  8. Fun photos this week. Such a wide assortment of quirky images. I too love the cup and saucer image and hope it's still there.

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  9. Sara - I am no longer doing the admin on FSO - Sarah and Doreen are now in charge - but I put up the topics list and here is what I thought... in our towns are many features that we see from a distance and think nothing of. it could be a line of pine trees on main street or Lights along a path.... but what makes them beautiful.... close up (did I write micro not MACRO?) is it the pine needles or new cones on the branches? or the metal work of the light posts.... or the grain of the granite on the city hall....?
    see what I am getting at?

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  10. Great shootout. Love the natural dog water bowl! Yes, the cup & saucer is fascinating!

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  11. fantastic post! I love the shot of the cup and saucer.

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  12. I love the third photo very much. so candid!

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  13. amazing cup and saucer shot.

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  14. I think everyone is intrigued by the cup and saucer, but I am most fascinated by the natural bowl of water that your dog drinks from. What a really cool concept.

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