I am not too sure what happened to April, the month just flew by. We did have a wonderful family wedding, our son Greg married his lovely fiancee Amie. It was just one of the best family days and they looked very happy. I will post some photos in my next blog as I have not loaded them onto my laptop yet.
Anyway it has been a glorious day here today so hubby and I decided on a day out to make the most of the sunshine. We have wanted to visit Trentham Gardens for ages so that was where we went. Takes about an hour from our home town so not too bad. There are lots of lovely outlet shops and I could not resist a wander around. Of course we made some purchases would have been rude not to. I also saw many items that will make great gifts for some of the family. Christmas sorted maybe.
A few photos of our day out. The gardens have been restored over the last few years, they were originally designed by Capability Brown.
The Italian Garden
A view of the large lake, you can walk all the way round
but not something I could manage.
A few bluebells.
Fred doing a bit of information gathering.
Then he saw me with the camera so felt the need to pose.
Statues in the lake which were nesting ground for Moorhens. At least that is what Fred said they were and I would not know any different. If you look in the bottom right corner you can just see the chicks in the nest.
Pertheus and Medussia
Now I love Snakeshead frutilleries but just cannot get them to grow in our garden. Maybe I need a piece of artwork like this instead.
I loved these dandelions. They were very slightly bending in the breeze.
A wooden sculpture by the lakeside.
Came across this swan sitting on her nest. Very regal.
Anyway worth a visit to Trentham and if you have children while there go along to the Monkey Forest they will love it. My grandchildren do, even though they are getting older now. xx