Almost next door to Whisby is Doddington Hall. Mum and Dad had won a family entrance ticket in a raffle, so that’s where we went after lunch in the cafe at Whisby.
The inside of the House was interesting, and the kids loved the leaflet that they filled in by searching for things in each room. And they especially enjoyed the bag of goodies reward for when they had finished. But it was the garden that really interested me. In the walled kitchen garden Artichokes were flowering:
And pears and apples had been trained up the walls:
Another Comma on a Dahlia:
I’m not sure what this is, but it must be related to Bindweed:
Look at this seedhead Granddad:
Pictures of children climbing trees seems to becoming a recurring theme of this blog:
But who could resist this wonderfully gnarly…
And for those of us who didn’t want to climb, there were always the Cyclamen beneath to admire:
A Tortoiseshell butterfly and a bee on a Sedum:
More tree climbing action:
Old wagons in the stable behind the cafe and farm shop:
We even had time to take a short walk across a field to the pond before we left. A got in on the Nature Photography act. No doubt she’ll soon have her own Blog.
White dead nettle:
Fancy fretwork clouds:
Heading back to the car park:
It was a fabulous day and particularly good to see my Dad making progress after major surgery a few weeks ago.