Frog Went a Courting

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One Saturday in May 2010, I met up with RB members David Cross and Pat & Michael Tapping, who were over from South Australia.

We spent a few hours in the picturesque setting of Compton Acres (Poole, Dorset), one of the finest privately owned gardens in Southern England.

The weather was rather overcast and a little chilly for the time of the year (especially for those used to the warmer climes of South Aus). However, I’m sure we grabbed a few good shots between us.

This shot of the Japanese garden with the Tea House in the background put me in mind of the traditional English folk song Frog Went a Courting, and he couldn’t have found a more romantic setting for it!

Date: 8th May 2010.

Click here to see more of Compton Acres.

Hello and thankyou for visiting my portfolio.

The name RedHillDigital comes from the area where I live (Redhill, in the town of Bournemouth, in the county of Dorset on the South Coast of England), plus my interest in Digital photography.

My real name is Howard and I’m always pleased to receive feedback on my work.

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  • Tom Gomez
    Tom Gomezover 4 years ago

    A very pretty place Howard, nice shot …

  • Thanks very much Tom.

    – RedHillDigital

  • Shelby  Stalnaker Bortone
    Shelby Stalna...over 4 years ago

    oh my this is really very nice, love it

  • Thankyou very much Shelby.

    – RedHillDigital

  • Irene  Burdell
    Irene Burdellover 4 years ago

    What a beautiful garden and shot Howard.

  • It is Irene, thankyou.

    – RedHillDigital

  • David Smith
    David Smithover 4 years ago

    Excellent Howard,this brought back some good memories,we used to visit at least once a year, Well Taken Regards Dave.

  • Cheers Dave, you’ll be glad to hear the Gardens are still much the same, though they did a re-layout of the Italian garden a few years ago and built a new restaurant near the entrance.

    – RedHillDigital

  • Colin J Williams Photography
    Colin J Willia...over 4 years ago

    This is superb work !! – Colin

  • Thanks again Colin.

    – RedHillDigital

  • Marie Sharp
    Marie Sharpover 4 years ago

    Congratulations On Your Feature!

    Your Country’s Best

  • Thanks very much Marie.

    – RedHillDigital

  • Elaine Short
    Elaine Shortover 4 years ago

    Beautiful work:)

  • Many thanks Elaine.

    – RedHillDigital

  • Greta  McLaughlin
    Greta McLaughlinover 4 years ago

  • Thankyou Greta.

    – RedHillDigital

  • Lynne Morris
    Lynne Morrisover 4 years ago

    Absolutely gorgeous capture Howard and congratulations on your feature.

  • Many thanks Lynne.

    – RedHillDigital

  • Linda Miller Gesualdo
    Linda Miller G...almost 4 years ago

    Gorgeous work :-)

  • Many thanks for the favourite Linda.

    – RedHillDigital

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