September 2009 - The much photographed Palladian bridge and Pantheon.
September 2009 - The bridge was a popular spot to stop and chat.
September 2009 - The cottages opposite the church.
October 2009 - This is the sky light in the roof of the Pantheon.
October 2009 -I think these are bryony berries.
October 2009 -Fading light and a final view across the bridge to the Pantheon.
October 2010 - The recently restored Temple of Apollo.
October 2010 -This is the recently restored roof in the temple of Apollo.
October 2010 -The Pantheon.
October 2010 -One of the plaster freezes in the Pantheon.
October 2010 -A burst of sunshine which illuminated these lovely leaves.
October 2010 - A few weeks later than the previous pictures. The Temple of Flora and a nice reflection.
October 2010 - A reflection of the Pantheon.
October 2010 -Rich golden colours in the trees on the island.
October 2010 -A closer look at trees on the island with the temple of Apollo in the distance.
October 2010 -The backlighting on this tree gave a nice effect.
September 2011 - Creepy crawly towers. A pile of bits and bobs arranged to look like a house. A great home for insects. It made me smile!
September 2011 - This was a surprise encounter. A sculpture trail was laid out around the lakes in the northern corner of the gardens. The works are by the Scraptors.
September 2011 - An owl tree.
October 2011 - The Palladian bridge and Temple of Flora.
October 2011 - The view looking down from the Temple of Apollo.
September 2012 - The Bristol High Cross. This was a monumental market cross erected in 1373 in the centre of Bristol. It was built in Decorated Gothic style on the site of an earlier Anglo-Saxon cross, to commemorate the granting of a charter by Edward III to make Bristol a county, separate from Somerset and Gloucestershire. It was moved to the Stourhead estate in 1780.
October 2012 - The colours were impressive.
October 2012 - Quite a range of colours. Palladian bridge and Temple of Flora.
October 2012 - Back lit autumn leaves.
September 2013 - The Gothic Cottage with the first hint of autumn colours in the trees.
October 2013 - The Temple of Apollo. Autumn colours now well on the way.
October 2013 - This is one of my favourite vistas at Stourhead.
October 2013 - A close look at the richly coloured leaves.
October 2013 - So many colours in nature.
October 2013 - The Pantheon with a red cloak.
October 2013 - A wide angle shot from the Temple of Apollo.
October 2014 - The Pantheon and a sparkling lake.
October 2014 - The Pantheon and it’s reflection in the lake.
October 2014 - Looking up into the tree canopy with a slow twisting exposure. Well I like the effect!
October 2014 - The Gothic cottage with a red canopy.
October 2014 - The last light of the day with a haze developing.
September 2015 - Asters and Rudbeckia in the borders below the walled garden.
September 2015 -The old grain store which is now the second-hand book shop.
September 2015 - Flower tubs on the terraces at the southern end of the house.
September 2015 -The classical view of the Pantheon. Nice clouds.
September 2015 - The Pantheon.
September 2015 - The pyramid sculptures created by the Scraptors who create themed sculpture trails with scrap.
September 2015 - The gardens adjacent to the library.
October 2015 - The parish church of St Peters. There has been a church on this site since the 13th century.
November 2015 - The Temple of Flora with autumn colours.
November 2015 - A repeat of the above scene but with a slow shutter speed which has smoothed the ripples on the water.
November 2015 - Another slow shutter speed view across the lake to the Palladian Bridge.
November 2015 - A wide angle view from the Pantheon.
September 2016 - The entrance to the grotto. The latin reads “Intus aquae dulces, vivoque sedilia saxo, nympharum domus” which translates as “Inside are sweet waters and seats of living rock: a house of nymphs”.
September 2016 - The River God’s cave and painted lead statue of the River God by John Cheere circa 1751.
September 2016 - The Pantheon steps and columns.
September 2016 - The Palladian Bridge. For this shot with difficult back lighting I converted to black and white and then added a vintage sepia effect. Not brilliant but I quite like it.
September 2016 - Late afternoon light illuminating the columns on the Temple of Flora.
October 2016 - The gateway into the House looking very seasonal.
October 2016 - Stourhead was very popular on this day as manifested by all the people lined up at the Temple of Apollo view point.
October 2016 - Stunning red foliage.
October 2016 - A nice autumnal seen looking up the valley from the lake.
October 2016 - The ferns were looking very golden.
October 2016 - A couple of shots of the Gothic Cottage. Nice reds and oranges.
October 2016 - A bit of photoshopping in this shot to remove a distracting person on the bench.
October 2017 - Viburnum Plicatum - Elizabeth Bullivant.
October 2017 - The gothic cottage.
October 2017 - An in camera multiple exposure abstract of the autumn colours.
October 2017 - The customary final view of the day.
November 2017 - Rich red foliage.
November 2017 - Blue skies and sunshine, soon to be followed by rain!
November 2017 - The first sign of rain on the way.
November 2017 - A cascade of reds.
November 2017 - We were very lucky to be sheltered in the Pantheon just as the rain started and we were treated to an amazing rainbow.
November 2017 - It was a good double rainbow.
Such a variety of colour.
The light was not good but I actually think the yellows look better in the greyer conditions.
The Temple of Flora surrounded by golden colours.
Bright orange willows on the island.
A range of new woven sculptures have been put in place around the gardens.
Backlighting through the trees.
We were lucky to be allowed into the Temple of Flora as the display of Anouk Mercier’s artwork had just finished the day before and was due to be removed. The textile artwork is called Caprice. It features Temples, Pantheons, Pyramids, Columns, and Other Architectural Fragments arranged around a Viridian Lake. The images come from paintings and artworks in the Stourhead collection and have been digitally reproduced.