Glorious day.. sunshine and clear blue skies... to off to Wimpole Hall
I stopped at local Tesco's and found this Tortoiseshell flutter in the car park
I was early... and there had been a 'run' on... so the cafe was open... so how could I resist the 'scone of the month' which was blackcurrant... very tasty... and Messrs Quacks & Ponders also approved..
Started by having a walk down to the lake..
Loads of Canada and Greylag Geese everywhere
Some Black Sheep too..
and a largish herd of cows..
Back in the garden ... the Parterre garden...
and the other side of the garden in the fields I'd been walking through..
A young one!
Then a wander towards the walled garden..
and so many flutters, bees, beetles and other insects today.. wonderful...
In the orchard, I had to stop the lads scrumping apples..
and then a walk back towards the Farm
and then back the the wood sculptures...
and by now, I was peckish and it was beyond lunchtime.. so a fruit scone.. very nice!
and finally, a couple of swallow nests.. this one had three youngsters..
The return of bits of twig and mothy things
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