Wednesday, 11 July 2018
Out and about at the Botanic Gardens
Above: Paxton's Tower overlooking the beautiful Towey Valley.
Looking towards the far side of the Towey Valley - our river valley leads off this.
I believe this was originally the servant's quarters. On Fair days, it is full of dealers selling their lovely finds.
Some of the lovely plantings where you can wander at will.
Looking down towards the Vintage Village. They had a bit of a breeze down here - definitely better to be outside than in!
A sparrow family in residence at the back of the old stable block (now turned into a cafe area.) The babies will have flown by now.
A lovely hexagon quilt on one of the stands in the vintage village.
This lady turns up regularly at Fairs, and is always immaculately turned out in swish 50s style. She has the figure for it too.
One of the areas sown with wild flowers. So pretty.
Apologies for the lack of words this morning but I am running late (having caught up with Poldark before getting started on this post). I didn't sleep at all well past 2 a.m. last night and I feel a bit groggy as a result. There were about three spots of rain at 6.30 this morning and some is threatened for this afternoon - it is overcast and cooler, so fingers crossed, though of course it would coincide with a planned beach picnic with our eldest daughter!