I met up with Pete at Tintinhull Gardens. Somewhere
I've visited before but thoroughly enjoy being there - very quiet tranquil gardens and despite the sprinkling of rain, it was great to just stroll around.
Whilst we were waiting for the gardens to open, we had a look at the local church.
This bee was at the top of a very tall post and, very tall I am not, hence the rather odd angle of this picture.
It was now about mid-day and a cuppa was called for. So we decided to head off to Montacute House which is only a couple of miles up the road.
An excellent Carrot and coriander soup with seedy (of the best type) brown bread with a cuppa.
Quite an imposing building with a magnificent tree lined avenue. The statuesque yews lining the drive are very well manicured but all seem to tilt to one side!
And this "hedgerow" never fails to fascinate me and there's more in a different part of the garden. Hard labour to keep this little lot in trim if you ask me!
I've taken loads of pictures but uploading and editing them on the laptop with unfamiliar software tries my patience (something of which I am very short I've just been advised!!)
After strolling round the gardens and house, we had a cuppa and indulged in a piece of Victoria Sponge (Pete!) and Coffee and Walnut cake (me!!); the justification being the evening meal isn't until 7.30 and we would starve if.....
and tomorrow? the forecast says......don't go there.... so there may not be any pictures tomorrow.