iPhoneography Challenge: Nature (Byron’s Garden)

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© Steve Lakey 2013


© Steve Lakey 2013


© Steve Lakey 2013


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.

Epitaph to a Dog


This is my contribution to iPhoneography Challenge: Nature, hosted at Lens and Pens by Sally.


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