The sky - you know how much I like skies! was gorgeous as I left home just before 6.30...
ok, let's go catch a train..
sun not coming out though..
not many bees first thing this morning - I think perhaps they too are reluctant to get up early in the cooler less sunny mornings!!
from the Hive I headed round to the family beds..
this time I noticed the label naming it Weeping Beech... that will explain that then!!
It is massive. I'll try and get a picture of the whole thing next time
Definite signs of changing seasons on the trees - these leaves are turning quite reddy.
I had a surprise at the family beds though -
but there is a reason!
went and had a closer look at the statue
I think I've said before, how great this would be in Powertex!
some red, some orange
but I was wrong. This is fast becoming one of my favourite parts of my visits.
I crossed the bridge and turned right...
I watched some tiny baby moorhen (or perhaps coots, I always get them muddled) - they were bobbing under the water as if hiding from the lens...
and coming up feet away, so that I couldn't capture them well..
they had such pretty faces too!
look, so small!
as I said, I turned right and walked to the end of the lake nearest the Palm House (still a way away however)
under one of the benches...
I love that it's been left there for - who knows how long
I carried on walking round the other side of the pond, going in a circle
I love all the greens, with the purple foreground and hint of orange in some of the trees...
off fishing somewhere no doubt...
these ones in dusky pink were fabulous
I was trying to get it so you could see the real Pagoda in the background, but they've placed it so you can't!
better to come is the verdict!
but decided not to queue for a ticket
Cotoneaster smothered in berries
this looks like a lily but isn't... didn't spot the name
love the soft red colour
some work better than others but I love this white rose!
I must be very unobservant.
I went in search of lizards but they were all hiding...
I sat and did some more cloud watching
I abandoned the idea of lunch (checked in two different eating areas, didn't fancy anything)
Great River Race - an annual event that always catches me unawares (I saw them last year unexpectedly too)
but I couldn't linger, I had to head off for the train!
Thanks for keeping up with me once again!