These photos were taken with an iPhone 4 and enhanced with iPhoto. They are from the gardens of Newstead Abbey, Nottinghamshire, UK – the ancestral home of the poet Lord Byron.
A small selection of quotes by Byron that reveal his love for Nature:
‘I love not man the less, but Nature more.’
‘Ye stars! which are the poetry of heaven!’
‘As long as I retain my feeling and my passion for Nature, I can partly soften or subdue my other passions and resist or endure those of others.’
‘Be thou the rainbow in the storms of life. The evening beam that smiles the clouds away, and tints tomorrow with prophetic ray.’
In the formal gardens of Newstead Abbey, lies the tomb of Byron’s beloved Dog, Boatswain. Byron wrote this beautiful inscription for the tomb.
This is my contribution to iPhoneography Challenge: Nature, hosted at Lens and Pens by Sally.
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14 thoughts on “iPhoneography Challenge: Nature (Byron’s Garden)”
Lovely set of images that depict a serene setting for a noted poet. The last is my favorite, because I like the hill cascading down with flowers. Happy Phoneography Monday.
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All three are lovely but my favorite is the little waterfall/cascade.
Thanks. The waterfall is part of the Japanese Garden.
the pics looks poetic and beautiful
There is a deep peace in all of the photos. But I’m with Sally, I love the cascade of bright yellow flowers! Cheers.
Thanks. They are lovely gardens to visit.
These are lovely Steve. I like the waterfall too, even though the first shot is tranquillity itself.
Thanks. I also love the peaceful feeling of the first photo.
Just read the poem http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Epitaph_to_a_Dog He’s a man after my own heart that Lord Byron! Lovely post Steve xx
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