This week end I visited Stowe .
This is a wonderful example of the English Landscape Gardens created by William Kent and “Capability” Brown.
After taking in the magnificent view across the whole area I asked myself “How did they do it”?
It is probable best to leave this aside and concentrate on the amazing vistas.
Every where you look sweeping views take you to a focal point.
Stretches of grassland are mixed with trees and lakes.
Light coloured paths lead you on a journey through natural meadows towards sand coloured bridges and Ancient Temples.
Elsewhere are hidden grottos and cascades of water.
The day provided relaxation and contemplation.
It is always useful to give yourself some space from the pressures of daily life to visit a place where time can stand still.
At least for one day!