Off to hunt some deer – with our cameras, obviously!

We spent our Sunday afternoon in the leafy suburb of Richmond and it’s magnificent Richmond Park, the largest of the capital’s eight Royal Parks. It was nice to escape the city heat and get some proper fresh air. We also met some of the park’s residents, the wild Red and Fallow deer.

Peurametsälle – kameroiden kanssa, tietenkin! Vietimme sunnuntai iltapäivän vehreällä Lontoon esikaupunkialueella Richmondissa ja sen upeassa Richmond puistossa, joka on suurin kaupungin kahdeksasta kuninkaallisesta puistosta. Oli mahtavaa karata kaupungin kuumuudesta ja saada raitista ilmaa. Tapasimme myös muutamia puiston vakituisista asukkaista – villejä puna- ja kuusipeuroja.

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ISABELLA PLANTATION

The Isabella Plantation is a 40-acre woodland garden set within a Victorian woodland plantation planted in the 1830’s. First opened to the public in 1953, it is best known for its evergreen azaleas, which line the ponds and streams and the peak time to visit is late April and early May.

Isabella Plantation on 40 eekkerin mittainen metsä puutarha viktoriaanisella metsän istutus alueella, jonka istutukset aloitettiin 1830-luvulla. Puutarha avattiin yleisölle vuonna 1953, ja se tunnetaan parhaiten sen ikivihreistä atsalea kukista, jotka reunustavat puiston polkuja, puroja ja lampia. Paras aika nähdä puiston kukkaloisto on vierailla huhtikuun lopulla ja toukokuun alussa.

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RICHMOND PARK

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I hope you have had a lovely weekend!

Toivottavasti myös sinun viikonloppusi on ollut aurinkoinen!

Love, Karoliina x

10 Comments

    • KAROLIINA KAZI
      9th May 2016 / 5:48 pm

      Thank you Aleeha! So sweet of you 🙂 Annie sends her thanks as well, woof!

  1. 12th May 2016 / 2:55 pm

    Hi Karoliina – I was just looking at the #IsabellaPlantation hashtag images and spotted yours there so came to check out the other pictures. My children’s book The Secret Lake was partly inspired by the grounds there and the front cover was inspired by Still Pond with all the azaleas reflecting in the water. We used to take our boys there when they were younger. It’s really magical!

    • KAROLIINA KAZI
      12th May 2016 / 6:51 pm

      Hi Karen – I can see how inspiring the park can be, so magical there. I’m going to look up your book, sounds exciting. I think best time for pictures at the plantation would be early morning or evening to avoid the direct sunlight that made most pictures not look like they do in real life, the colours there are so incredible. But I managed a few good ones and I’m glad you liked the pictures. Karoliina

  2. 20th May 2016 / 6:00 am

    Wow, what wonderful pictures. Those flowers!! Sweet dog, when I was a kid, we had Yorkies. 🙂

    • KAROLIINA KAZI
      20th May 2016 / 8:14 am

      Thank you Jessica. I’m practicing with my new camera. It’s fun and there is so much to learn 🙂 Annie says thank you 🐶 Yorkies are great, stubborn but so sweet.

      • 20th May 2016 / 2:33 pm

        New cameras are the best… Challenging. Stubborn made me chuckle. 🙂

  3. 23rd May 2016 / 2:05 pm

    I visited Great Britain once about 10 years ago. We drove from London to Edinburgh, and I was amazed by how much open space there is. I had always imagined communities close to one another, nicely crammed, so to speak. What a pleasant surprise the reality was.

    • KAROLIINA KAZI
      23rd May 2016 / 2:52 pm

      Hi! We’ve done the same drive with my parents one summer and visited couple of villages and places along the way since its a long drive. So beautiful, and like you said, the feeling of space is remarkable. Im happy you enjoyed it!

  4. 17th March 2017 / 2:59 pm

    Oi olisipa ihana nähdä peura noin läheltä! Tähän mennessä nähnyt vaan Huittisten kohdalla tienpientareella äiteen luo ajellessa 😀

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