Monday, February 6, 2012

Postcard from Croome

Splat marks on a frozen lake can only mean some poor duck chose not to believe its eyes and tried to land anyway. I can only imagine what a nasty surprise that must have been. The snow may have been melting but there was a chill emanating from the ice.

I'm not surprised the ducks were tempted though. The lake is a 'Capability' Brown construction - designed for admiration and to entice. Which Croome does, even in such cold conditions. The 1940s tea room is slightly alarming though. It's housed in the sick quarters of the former RAF base on the site. I was just glad they hadn't decided to extend the wartime theme to ration the butter and sugar in the recipes.

5 comments:

Guy Saville said...

Poor duck! How hard must he have hit the ice to crack it...?

postcardsfromk said...

Don't worry - there were no corpses in the vicinity. I imagine pride took the bruising, the ice wasn't that thick or hard.
K

Sho84 said...

I never been here, will have to visit. It looks beautiful. :-)

postcardsfromk said...

It is lovely. Maybe wait for the spring though...

Sho84 said...

I will take your advice, maybe we can arrange some kind of Pow Wow field trip!!