Last Friday the sun was peeping through the clouds and we decided to take a short car ride to Dunham Massey, intending to have a brisk walk and home for lunch! I had my new camera and was looking forward to trying it out.
When we arrived in the car park the sun was shining over a flooded field - I didn't even wait for my camera to come out of the boot, sorry, trunk, if you are in the USA.
I took this shot with my phone camera
and then this one with my new camera
We had decided to go around the Winter Garden - two years ago there were Daffodils in January.
We even watched a squirrel, who searched under a bush for some of his store and then posed for me.
It was here that my battery gave up so I turned to my phone again…but we were almost at the end of our walk, which instead of a brisk walk had become a photo trip!!
We left a visit to the Orangery for another day.
We went past the clock tower and headed towards the exit block…which is right by the toilets, shop and cafe….
so….we stayed for lunch…and as it's Tuesday…
….and time to join Bluebeard, Elizabeth (and Squiggles) for a drink related post, I took a photo!
A Salmon and Prawn dish for hubby and just on the right my Cheese and Leek flan! Water is our lunchtime drink- always!
The windows are etched with outdoor scenes.
The kite to the left of the window got lost!!
So now we could have our brisk walk…with just a few stops for photos!
We headed for the shorter route (ha! ha!)
This is the other side of the flooded field.Please tell me you can also see two horses in this fallen tree.
Any tree that falls in Dunham grounds, unless is it is blocking a path, is left where it is to rot naturally - our grandchildren love looking for bugs when we visit with them!
We still had a way to go before we could turn the corner for the walk back around the edge of the wall.
We passed the saw mill, which until the mid 1800s was a corn mill
As we went past the clock again….
…and out through the gate to the exit and carpark…
..the geese were waiting for a little girl to feed them.
We had a lovely day and a nice long walk.
Thank you for joining me, Chris
Just a footnote - Dunham used to a favourite place to take my class for Victorian experiences where they could dress up and take part in activities.