I love water. Living in Switzerland, my main complaint was the lack of sea, so I went to live by Lake Léman, one of the largest in Europe. And no, there is no such thing as Lake Geneva, except for tourism purposes! Here in Germany we live far away from the coast, but there are enough rivers and lakes to keep me happy.

When I was living in the UK, I was a big fan of going to Wales and enjoying long walks on the beach. I have been lucky enough to discover some magnificent spots in the Maldives or in Australia, or closer to home in France, Spain or Italy. I have hundreds of suitable photos for this week’s Gallery theme but I wanted something different. It came to me without effort.

I went running in the castle gardens yesterday morning. The light was very dramatic, a mix of sun and very dark clouds. I was also surprised to see that the trees were starting to shed their leaves already. I had my iPhone with me as I use it for music while exercising. As I was criss-crossing this huge space, I kept coming across beautiful sights, many of them featuring… water! In the end it was more of a “stop and go” run, but it was absolutely worth it as I went home very pleased with my photos.

Do you like them too?


You will find more water stories here: Sticky Fingers.


24 thoughts on “Water – Impressions Of The Castle Gardens”

    1. LOL!! I alternate between running, swimming, cycling and going to the gym as I like variety. I am therefore not a very dedicated runner and performance does not stand a chance in the face of a good photo opportunity… 😉

    1. I have been going running or for walks there for two years now, and I never tire of it… One of my favourite places in the world. Thanks for stopping by.

  1. Wow! Which castle is this? I’d love to have somewhere like that to run.

    If you’re looking for a good castle garden in the UK, Alnwick Castle in Northumberland has superb water gardens.

    1. Just looked up Alnwick Castle, looks fantastic, hope I make it there one day! 🙂 Thanks for commenting.

    1. Thank you! 🙂 I agree with you, I am equally happy gazing at my miniature fountain on my terrace…

  2. Some stunning photos there, it’s always quite sad when the first leaves start to drop isn’t it? Funnily enough I thought of autumn too today 🙁

    1. Thanks Mari, glad you enjoyed them. 🙂 I had not thought of autumn at all, it just slapped me in the face! But then we had an incredibly beautiful and warm spring and I guess the trees started earlier so no wonder they are ready to drop their leaves now…

  3. (also love Wales and walks by the beach)
    Great photos and love them more for being iphone and taken on the ‘run’! they are great and love the way they are presented – fab!

    1. Thanks so much! 🙂 I stayed in Portmeirion twice, stunning place and good point to explore (Wales!). What would we do without iPhones?! I certainly would not have been carrying my big camera with me that day!

  4. I love water too … but I live in a jungle of concrete, what can I say? I´d go for long walks if I had lakes or rivers nearby!!

    1. Ah yes, a jungle of concrete is not exactly inspiring for walks or runs… I do love all the amazing sights you show on your blog, though!

    1. Thank you! 🙂 The last photo is my favourite too… No, that tree is not always golden, and I am definitely not ready for autumn yet!!

    1. LOL!! I have to say that is more or less the only place where I like to run close to home. Thanks for stopping by.

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