Friday, November 27, 2009

Somerset Park Estate

My daughter and I went for a wander around our estate this afternoon and I took a few snaps of the entrances to the estate and the roundabouts within the estate. I have to say, I LOVE the Italian feel the developers have conveyed here. It is like a little sanctuary and when I'm feeling a bit down, it only takes a stroll down the road to view the landscape and my spirit is lifted.
Recently the council informed the residents that the fountains, which have been redundant for some time due to water restrictions and a need for extensive "work" will be planted in garden beds with colourful annuals. I nearly died when I heard this as I had visions of gaudy orange and yellow blooms jarring my tranquil haven! (Where is Paul Bangay when I need him!!) I responded by signing a petition that one resident was circulating expressing my desire to have the fountains fully functional again even if it meant an increase in our levy. Alas and alack it was to no avail as I spied the council workers recently with their fluro vests and tape measures scouting the area.
I will do an update post and let you know what they end up planting. Fingers crossed for something that fits in with the current theme.



























9 comments:

Natasha said...

Oh dear...I hope that the plants aren't too hideous. Your estate is really beautiful- it would be a shame to destroy its elegant feel.

I know I keep moaning about the weather nearly every time I visit but wasn't it hideous today!!

Enjoy the rest of the weekend, Natasha.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh the grounds are gorgeous and such beautiful colums and ponds. Love it all. Hope the flower beds are done well. Hugs, Marty

brismod said...

Your estate is so beautifully maintained!

The Pink Poodle said...

Hi ange...what a lovely estate you live on..
Hope it all works out... eventually...
water restrictions! even though has rained a quite a bit...(for us)...my garden has carked it..
rain not falling over the dams...so I still think us melburnians are in for a long hot dry summer...
OHH how i would love to be able to plant some flowers..with a little bit of colour! BUT NO...
LOOKS beautiful where you live..

xx andrea

Sandra said...

I love that estate, we nearly bought a house there a few years ago, I loved it because of the fountains so I do hope they don't pull them out.
If they put flowers in they will probably say they haven't got enough water to water them ....so frustrating.
Even dry the fountains would look better.... Good Luck.

The Shabby Cottage said...

Hi Ange, bring back the fountain I agree. Although the estate does look beautiful regardless. For some reason I cannot leave a comment on your blog from my home computer. Everytime I go into the comments section it freezes and does all these weird things. So am leaving this one from work.
Getting there with the house although it takes so much time. I am a typical female and want it all done now of course. Talk to you soon.
Sandy

theoldboathouse said...

I am not surprised it lifts your spirits, what a lovely place. Fingers crossed on the plantings, if done right it could be lovely, cheers Katherine

Dreaming In Pink With Roses said...

Hi Ange! Your Estate is Gorgeous!! Such Beautiful scenery! I hope they keep your fountain!

Hope you guys have a great week! We just came back from a visit to my sister's to celebrate Thanksgiving.. Now on to shop & decorate for Christmas...

Blessings ~ Teresa

Tracey said...

WOW it is a tranquil haven!! Just beautiful!!!

I hope you are having a wonderful week!

:) T