Thursday, March 31, 2011

March 29, 2011: A Hike Around The Crane Estate






(photos: Chris & I)
Yesterday was so unbelievably beautiful out! Oh what a tease spring was, coming out for only a day. Somehow though all fell into place: Chris was home and my work shift was dropped, the day was ours. Normally I would opt to make a little money, but when days like this are few and far between, I'll take what comes to me. We decided a trip to the Crane Estate in Ipswich was just what we needed. A walk around the sunny grounds, enjoying each others company. Since it's the off season still, and mid-week we were pretty much the only people there. We hiked around, read about the history, and saw five or six deer grazing off one of the foot paths. I can't wait to go back and have a picnic when the flowers are blooming!

19 comments:

Katie Aman said...

Such gorgeous photos! Great shots :)

Babes in Thriftland said...

What a gorgeous spot! Oh my gosh! I love your pictures too. Really captured the feeling of the place.

xo
Erin

Jhan said...

Beautiful pics. :-)

Steffys Pros and Cons said...

wow it looks fabulous there, and your hair is AMAZING. how long did it take you to grow it that long? i feel like i have been growing mine forever


<3 steffy
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Kitsune-kun said...

the scenery in every direction is breathtaking! what a great day! looks like mr. darcy's summerhome.

Dawn said...

The capture of the deer is just beautiful...sounds like a great day. That estate is unbelievable...can you imagine living like that? I can....Dawn Suitcase Vignettes.

caitlin said...

oh I love it there! Pretty pictures

A Stylized Hysteria said...

It's so beautiful there. And deer! I get so excited when I see deer.

featherfactor said...

Such a beautiful looking estate! I never got to explore Ipswich while there...I'll have to go if I ever end up back there :)

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Danielle C said...

beautiful photos! you look so bundled up.

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Lindsey said...

Daffodils are my absolute favorite - so cheery and pretty!

-Lindsey

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Virginie's Cinema said...

W O W, the estate is gorgeous!Can't believe flowers are coming out (we still have so much snow up North!). Sounds like a perfectly lovely afternoon.

ps: good luck on your interview tomorrow :)

Virginie

appleadayproject said...

Awww, I love the Crane Estate. I have very fond memories of my parents taking me there when I was a kid.

Perfect crisp New England day for it too.

archives said...

i love unexpected days like that! and hellooooo historic mansion! i'll take one, please.

Krust said...

Wow! that place looks amazing. I love mansions and castles that you an tour. The grounds there look beautiful. Good for you taking a day to just enjoy yourself and the day!

Jazzy E (hivennn) said...

so pretty. x hivennn

sparkle is a color (Katrina) said...

I love the Crane Estate. I work right down the street from there. I'll have to get up there next time the weather is nice.

The Bohemienne said...

What a beautiful place!

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SAMANTHA said...

i know a designer who got married here-- it looks so magical! days like that make me so excited for spring!

♥ sami

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