The so where to this afternoon? It was cloudy but bright so decided a visit to Denmans Gardens was in order. Haven't been there for ages!! It consists of:
a Garden Sales Area, (which is like a garden in itself).. The Gardens and an award winning cafe
So a stroll around the Sales Area....
and then, sitting outside, a Panini and Apple juice (the cake selection was amazing and looked excellent - but I resisted) - a Robin visited
then I headed off around the garden.. It's an amazingly tranquil place and so much to see as you wander through. So many trees, shrubs and plants and such a variety!!
Unfortunately the bright sky went and dark clouds gathered - in fact it had started raining by the time I left.
I also met the gardener who must be congratulated on keeping the garden so beautifully. He was also a keen birder and told me about Bullfinches that visited every year.. not there that I saw today though..
Around the pond. There was a coot with two young..
I don't know what these flowers are but they were beautiful.. and the bees seemed to like them as way.. many collecting from the flowers..
and a couple of Long-tailed tits flitted through the tree above me...
The time on the clock indicated it wasn't working..
and that, was that... The rain really started now so I headed off.... a wonderful couple of hours escape!