Hello there! Still no joy from Google about my posts not updating but for those of you who still drop by and leave a comment - "Thank you". I am way behind on my posts! Life just sometimes gets in the way. It's been a busy old week here - not seemed to have stopped but not achieved much, if that makes sense!
Last Saturday, it was raining. Never ones to be daunted by a few drops of rain we headed to Hinton Ampner, a National Trust property that is fairly local to us. We have been here many times before but there is always something to see of interest and the gardens are beautiful.
A peek at the Church.
There were many tulips covered in raindrops.
I really liked the colour combination of these tulips growing near to the greenhouse.
As it was raining we took shelter in the nearby Church.
This photo was taken with the flash on and has bleached the lead.
This photo was taken without the flash and shows the stained glass window as seen.
We moved away from the Church - again in the pouring rain. We almost had the gardens to ourselves. There were many visitors, the car park was full - I suspect that they were touring the house or in the cafe.
I wanted to stop and take some more photos but the OH said, "Are you trying to get us to catch pneumonia!" - as he headed for a cup of coffee in the cafe.
In the cafe we were tempted by tea and scones.
KP fed the chaffinch with hers!
Outside once again and we were entertained by this blackbird - who sang heartily for a full five minutes.
A fabulous house seen across the field from Hinton Ampner.
As I was taking this photo a man and his wife (I assume, it was his wife) walked past and stood near to the hedge and said, "We'll just be five minutes - so you'll just have to wait to take your photo!" I thought - how rude.
As we waited patiently he then followed us around and kept trying to get in the way of my photos! Sometimes just waving his brolly into the photo. Some people just need to get a life!
The vegetable garden.
There we have it - a short tour around the gardens at Hinton Ampner. On Sunday we took the dogs with us to Farley Mount. More on that in a later post.
Until next time,
P.S. I've just discovered Flickr and just realised that my photos on there are much crisper in quality than on Blogger - does anyone know why this is?