The week that has just ended was not the most productive in most respects. Started off by not feeling well which reached it's critical point by mid-week when I started to feel back to normal.
I've been waiting for a company to come and extend my TV aerial. They were booked for last Tuesday - but I learnt from a phone call that their engineer had had an accident in the van and they were having difficulty with the insurance on the replacement. Subsequently next visit booked for this coming Monday.
I went to Wisley on Friday and towards the end of a chat with Frank, I had a phone call stating that they'd had a cancellation and could come in an hour. So home I went without having even entered the gardens. Engineer arrived - but discovered that, as a result of the injury sustained to his arm in the accident, he couldn't manage with the ladders he had and hadn't got the relevant one with him. So attempt no. 2 aborted!! He's still coming tomorrow morning - at this point in time that is.
So I had a wander around Painshill Park.
More evidence of the changing seasons..
On Saturday I met some friends in the New Forest. It only took me just over an hour and half to get there and although the day was very warm, it was very very hazy.
Around the New Forest
Hazy sun at Keyhaven
Back into the Village where we all had an excellent lunch in the pub's garden sitting next to the stream.
And today I just stayed local and had a wander around (a still very very busy) Bushy Park.
This tree beside the pond has some wonderful fungi growing in it - don't know what it is but it's vibrant colour makes it sound out!
And some other highlights of the walk
(pity about the stick being in the way)!
Success at the third attempt!
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