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Throwback Thursday: Hampshire Vacation

Hampshire, England www.limberea.com


I just realized that I never pusblished the pictures from our vacation in Hampshire,  England, back in the summer of 2012. We were in the middle of our move to Switzerland if I remember correctly, so no wonder I’ve missed this.


Four Seasons, Hampshire www.limberea.com


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We’ve stayed at the Four Seasons and were very happy with everything: location, service, food … They even had a resident dog called Oliver! This was in 2012 though, so there may be some changes.


Oliver the dog, Four Seasons Hampshire www.limberea.com


Oliver the dog.


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Lovely location - the English countryside.


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Nice view over the fine gardens and the countryside.


Walled Garden, Four Seasons, Hampshire www.limberea.com


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The walled garden was lovely, so very English! There were very few people there, so we got used to go there in the evening and read while the birds were singing in the setting sun. Yep, that’s a champagne glass you see! If it sounds idyllic, it’s because it was.


Garden, Four Seasons, Hampshire www.limberea.com


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The grounds were truly beautiful. I took thousands of pictures as inspiration for our future garden. If you don’t do that in England, then where I ask?



Insta Moments

Autumn by Mihaela Limberea www.limberea.com



Autumn by Mihaela Limberea www.limberea.com



Autumn by Mihaela Limberea www.limberea.com


Some photos I posted lately  on my Instagram, I hope you follow me there :-)? I update it more often than the blog these days. 


I’ve been very, very busy the last couple of months, and unfortunately this blog dropped down on my priority list. 

I’ve also been sick this last week, got some some throat virus, courtesy of my husband; this is not what I meant when I told him with ”bring me some presents from your business trip”. I see we need to work on our communication :-). I’m not fully recovered, and I can’t or am allowed to talk yet (I’m not sure if my husband is sorry for this).


Autumn by Mihaela Limberea www.limberea.com



Autumn by Mihaela Limberea www.limberea.com



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I hope you like the photos. Have a great week!


All photos taken with Canon EOS 5D Mark III and Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM lens in Winterthur, Switzerland.


Haiku Tuesday: On Mount Nikko

Green Leaves by Mihaela Limberea www.limberea.com



How divine the sunbeams shining

On the young and green leaves!



by Basho

Translation by Asataro Miyamori


Three Is A Magic Number

Memories by Mihaela Limberea www.limberea.com


Long ago by Mihaela Limberea www.limberea.com


Sea Treasures by Mihaela Limberea www.limberea.com


Wednesday afternoon felt like the perfect time to play around with some old photos. I hope you like them.


There’s A Crack In Everything ...

There's a crack in everything ... www.limberea.com



There’s a crack, a crack in everything,

That’s how the light gets in.


Leonard Cohen


Haiku Tuesday: On the Death of Issho

Peony in Black and White by Mihaela Limberea www.limberea.com


Oh, grave-mound, move!

My wailing is the autumn wind.


by Basho

Translation by Asataro Miyamori


Last Autumn Days

Autumn by Mihaela Limberea www.limberea.com


Autumn is my favorite season, its instrinsic melancholy seems to resonate with me at a very deep level.


Autumn by Mihaela Limberea www.limberea.com


I can spend countless hours walking in the woods, marveling at the fabulous colors and taking hundreds of photographs.


Autumn by Mihaela Limberea www.limberea.com


No worries, I won’t inflict all of them on you :-).


Autumn by Mihaela Limberea www.limberea.com


Just a few ...


Autumn by Mihaela Limberea www.limberea.com


Autumn Colours by Mihaela Limberea www.limberea.com


Isn’t nature gorgeous?


Autumn by Mihaela Limberea www.limberea.com


All photos taken with Canon EOS 5D Mark III and Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM lens. In the woods behind our house :-).


Haiku Tuesday: To Ransetsu

Autumn Leaves by Mihaela Limberea www.limberea.com


Will you not call on me in my loneliness?

A paulownia leaf has fallen.


by Basho

Translation by Asataro Miyamori


Autumn’s The Mellow Time

Autumn Colours by Mihaela Limberea www.limberea.com


Autumn’s the mellow time.


William Allingham



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