Where shall we go today? Very conveniently, there is a beautiful park near the supermarket full of colour. My camera is always busy using up it's batteries when I am there. Here and here and here are some other photos taken there earlier in the year.
1. Trees - the stars this week are the hawthorns and horse chestnuts (Aesculus hippocastanum (common)or carnea (red)). Apparently, the white horse chestnut flowers have yellow marks on them to attract the bees which turn red (the marks not the bees!) when they have been pollinated. I'll have to look out for the conkers in the Autumn.
|Crimson Cloud Hawthorn|
|Red Horse Chestnut|
2. Flowers - there's plenty of scope for plants so there is always something new opening up either in the woodland or in the flower beds. At the moment the flower beds are in between seasons, the rose arch has been refurbished and the wild flower patch just looks wild! These are the best of the rest!
|Not sure what this is! - maybe a daphne?|
|I've forgotten what this is too. Eek. If I remember I'll pop back and update it.|
. . . I nearly missed this chap, a Canada Goose, hidden in the daisies . . .
. . . but there are no new cygnets yet as the swan is still sitting on her nest.
4. Exterior Adornments - the lovely big house is well used, there are assorted artworks in the grounds and on the terrace.
|A smiley face high up on the wall!|
|Totem by Robert Carruthers recently renovated|
5. Art Inside - this week the Alice in Wonderland theme continues in the cafe and there is a display of Henri Matisse's cut-outs.
|Alice continues in the cafe|
Well that wraps up this weeks FoF. Have a good week.
See you again soon.
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