Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Sissinghurst Pictures

Twenty photos from yesterday. Last year's visit. I love it there! It is the sort of place that is not too big to picture yourself living there-in a different life of course. Ah well!









































On a completely different subject, I am reading 'Next' by Michael Crichton. I am really enjoying it-it is a typical one of his thrillers-lots of action mixed in with lots of fascinating scientific information. The book is all about genetics, and I was having a look tonight for information on patents of specific genes-which I did not know happened. Already about 20% of the human genome has been patented. When a company owns a patent on a gene, it means no other scientists can research it. There is a shocking example of that related to a gene which indicates a likelihood of breast cancer. The article I just read is here. Scary eh?

10 comments:

rebecca said...

i remember this and all the wild flowers...ladies slippers.
heaven and dreamy all at once.

Sonia ;) said...

I so want to visit there..Ive been reading about Vita and her friendship with Virginia Woolf..very cool....and I loved her uniqueness...more more pics lol

xoxox

Linda Sue said...

Sissinghurst- so sigh worthy! Beautifully shot! Next time I want to go with, OK? just let me know about a month or so in advance!

Tracy said...

What JOY! Sissinghurst... one of my favorite places in the UK...*sigh*... LOVE seeing photos from your day there, Sarah! And very scary reading there... VERY scary! :o/ ((HUGS))

Janine said...

What beautiful photos, thank you for sharing!

That article and the thought is frightening!

Leenie said...

No wonder you went back...and at a time when spring is pushing flowers and tree blossoms out all over the place. It must have smelled heavenly. I like how you've taken photos from every distance--close-up bug to far away castle.

frayedattheedge said...

i had to stop reading the article - I was getting so cross! I love the photos - another place to visit to add to my list!

SE'LAH... said...

oh Sarah,

I received the most beautiful jewel in the mail today!!! oh how it made my heart glad. Thank you so very much.

the third pic here speaks to me. gorgeous. thanks for sharing.

one love.

Liz said...

Such beautiful pictures!

Shell said...

All that gorgeous beauty. I know being there in person must have been amazing.