Having not visited a garden all summer,
yesterday my family and I headed out to Borde Hill Garden in West Sussex
with our little puppy, Millie, in tow
(her first big outing)

Described as 
'One of the country's truly great gardens' by Country Life Magazine,
I was thrilled to have the 17 acre garden to ourselves
thanks to the heavy rain
(which I insisted would subside any minute) (I was so wrong)

And although the garden was past its prime in September,
it was still stunning nonetheless
with its Elizabethan mansion in the background
(still occupied by the same family since 1893)

and The Italian Garden
- what a view -

The photo below was taken with my favorite camera lens app, Pro HDR
It creates depth in landscape shots, sometimes even better than my fancy camera

It takes two photos - one under-exposed and one over-exposed - and places 
one on top of the other to create a photograph like magic

My son recently told me about an app called 'Bump'
he'd read about in a recent spy-thriller novel

It's a clever app which allows you to transfer photos and other information
 from your smart phone to another device
just by bumping them together

The crazy thing works!

Any apps you've discovered recently?

So now with the heat on in the house for the first time in a while,
I wish you a wonderful week ahead 

 - photos by me -
(an unsponsored post)