That in season grows

12 Dec

Rummaging through photos from last holiday season, I found a few from a winter visit to Shakespeare country.  (It really is my favorite place to visit!)  Here, then, are a few holiday postcards from Shakespeare’s birthplace, and from Anne Hathaway’s cottage.

IMG_3190edCaput apri defero / Reddens laudes Domino

IMG_3192edThe parental bed … with Tudor rat.

IMG_3194edShakespeare’s cradle.  Or something like it.  Fortunately rat-free.

IMG_3198edPrep area in the kitchen.  With another rat.IMG_3226edAt the cottage, there is always an effort to share pieces of Shakespeare’s plays and poems.  Last year, there was a holiday theme.

IMG_3238edThe gardens are put to bed for the winter, but the festive tree was a fun addition to the scene.

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