topiary at Bourton House in village of Bourton-on-the-Hill, Cotswold, UK; Jacobean house by eminent lawyer, Sir Nicholas Overbury in 1598; many owners, but last private owners 1983 by Richard & Monique Paice; sold last in 2010 as owners made Gardens public ; ) thanks to gardeners Paul Nicholls & Jacky Rae; HHA/Christie's Garden Of The Year 2006 award; 3 acre garden, 7 acre walled pasture; pictured: Knot Garden labyrinth
(Open) I was wearing sweats, my hair in a ponytail. I forgot how good it felt to go on a run. I walked deeper into the garden, humming softly, feeling the cool breeze and appreciating it. I walked to the middle, looking at the fountain. It was way too early for anyone to be up, which is why I was surprised when I hear your voice behind me.