Well, after a week of nothing happening on the house front, and no purchases from charity shops, I was feeling rather deflated. So we took ourselves off to Croome again on Friday for a wander around the grounds.
This time the visibility was good and we could see the Malverns!
Of course, being a weekday, when we got there it was pretty quiet. Which was nice. The sun was just burning off the light cloud too, and it was quite comfortable for walking. Thankfully, the Lancelot Brown designed landscape had plenty of cool tree lined areas to walk through, as you can see in the photo above. We walked down to the right and then just followed the line of trees around to the left. It was quite a lengthy walk but there was so much to see it felt like a short stroll.
We came across the statue of Pan again, OH kindly posed with him
The morning sun was casting shadows through the huge sash doorways in the Orangerie
A little further on we found this interesting bridge
It led to the lakeside, where we found the memorial to Lancelot Capability Brown. The inscription is so white it's almost unreadable!
The lakeside path winds around the edge of a huge lake and past various follies and items of interest, this grotto for instance
Through the woods, I caught a glimpse of squirrels going about their business
Turning around, the lake was stunning!
Canada geese and Croome branded deck chairs on the banks
This chap came over to see if we had any food, we did, a plentiful supply of floating duckfood!
We headed towards the church, and stopped to rest awhile on some of the deckchairs
to literally stop and smell the roses and take in the view
Back up the hill towards the church
Another sit down near the church
Wearing DKNY jeans £1, green leather bag £1 Jack Purcell special edition Converse £1, East scarf (was pennies but can't remember how much) Toast jacket also a pound. Everything charity shopped!
Green nail varnish, a pound!
As we left I took this pic of the entrance, an old RAF building
Hopefully, we will be off on another trip this Friday, where to ? Who knows!
I've been spending such a long time in the garden on these light evenings I'm aware that as well as neglecting my own blog, (I almost binned this post as it's rather boring without bargains, cakes or house stuff, but that's life sometimes!) I need to catch up on my reading too, so I'm off now over to your blogs for a mooch around.
See you there!