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Blog Post No 34 Scampston Hall is found some few miles east of Malton along the A 64 towards Scarborough. There is a good parking area and Garden Cafe. The planting within the walled garden was designed by the renown plantsman Piet Oudolf.

Also there are the spacious grounds to explore created by ‘ Capability ‘ Brown within which is the subject of this painting.

Rose and I have visited on several occasions. One hot summer day seated on the Palladian bridge spanning the lake watching the wildlife I realised what an attractive picture this would make.The reflections on the languid waters gave a real depth to the image. The brightness of the colours make a good contrast to the darks in the background, the trees and their reflections.

How useful it is to have a camera small enough to have in one’s pocket to be taken out for that insightful image which would otherwise be missed.