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Saturday, 23 August 2014

West Dean Gardens... and a Moth :)

Where to today?  The sun was shining although it was a bit chilly for an August day.  I headed off to West Dean Gardens for a wander.

On the way in... pears growing against the wall.





Normally when I'm somewhere local I don't usually stop in the cafe.  Today I felt like a cuppa by the time I got there... and on the counter in front of me.... ooooooh - scones.  I couldn't resist a fruit scone with some jam... and excellent it was too.. very light and still warm from cooking.

So now I needed to walk!!


Love the seed heads of this clematis..












































Whilst I was busy taking pics of this very large bee, I notice fast movement.. woo hoo a Hummingbird Hawkmoth... haven't seen one for a very long time....





Record shots only but really pleased to get them - they're pretty fast!!




















West Dean recently had its Chilli Festival... amazing number of them on display.. just a couple of them here..


Out in the kitchen garden.













On the way, I stopped at the viewpoint at the top of Duncton Hill.  The light was better today than most days when I pass this way!





An enjoyable time well spent :)

3 comments:

Pete Duxon said...

not in the least jealous no not at all.............

Roy Norris said...

Beautiful gardens Tricia. So you had scones with jam, where was the cream.?

Ragged Robin said...

Lovely photos and such beautiful gardens :) Well done on the Hummingbird Hawk-moth sighting and pictures :) The scone looks delicious!

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