Hello there Lovelies,
last week I took mum up the motorway to meet up with an old friend from Yorkshire that she had been invited to stay with.
After seeing her safely transferred for the second leg of her journey north I was free to head home, but I had already decided to make a stop along the way.
Said stop was at the lovely national trust property Clumber Park ....yes we have rejoined :0)
There is no big house at Clumber , it is long since demolished, but the working buildings are still present and very attactive.
Of course the National Trust is just so good at adding pretty and fun seasonal touches.
This was the start of my circuit of the lake today. Repair work has started on the bridge. It was vandalised last year.
Perfect, I'm feeling very lucky now.
They made an excellent perch for the birds.
and cormorants I think. I just loved the twisted grey branches and birds against the changing sky.
And looking down I spotted my favourite fungi...Fly Agaric.
Swans and ripples.
Sweet Chestnut cases.
Here you leave the woodland behind and head into the more formal gardens.
But there's still plenty of sweet chestnuts for the squirrels to prize open.
To reach the tasty nuts :0)
You walk between towering cedar trees.
It really is a sizeable building .
I've been inside before and time was getting on so I decided to turn left at this point and head to another part of the estate I remembered enjoying on that first visit.
What a clubhouse!
and onto....The Walled Kitchen Garden. What a nice display of succulents.
This greenhouse it huge. It just goes on and on.
So many interesting varieties and great old tools for props.
Long bendy ones.
and the sort that look great on your mantle :0)
It really was a delight to admire in the warn afternoon sunshine.
This greenhouse really is a beautiful structure. I loved the ornate floor grates here.
It's fabulous looking upwards too.
this area was scented by the pelargoniums. A nostalgic scent of summers gone by to me.
The garden was still looking lovely too. With plenty of dahlias.
This Michaelmas daisy was alive with buzzy bees.
As were the cosmos.
I loved the autumnal light and shadow.
I hope you will enjoy my pictures from that adventure too.