We met midmorning but it was cloudy and dull and quite cool. As we walked the sun came out and it got hotter and hotter... great stuff..
A visit to the small church, which is not part of the National Trust property but has associations with it!
At one time we saw 7 large tortoiseshells - lovely :D
Large tortoiseshell which decided my friend's arm was a good perch.. also the same colour as the flower it had just left!
Last visit there was a wedding taking place... and this was populated with the bridal party!
Not sure which damsel this is? A female perhaps?
Pity the broad-bodied chaser decided to land here... it's wings don't really stand out!
After some lunch we visited the house. Only the ground floor is open as the storms of 14 February 2014 ripped the roof off and planning permission is being awaited to restore the roof at a cost of circa 1/2 million pounds!!
and finally homeward bound. A great day out and so pleased the sun shone!! Thanks for your company IDH...