Acorn Bank for the day. What a treat!
We wandered through the orchards and vegetable gardens. We took so many photographs!
Having torn ourselves away the herb garden (again) we went down into the 'Well Garden'
which houses in it's centre, a circular formal pond full of water lilies....
and we discovered something amazing.
It was fascinating watching the dragonfly stretch out it's legs one by one.
The wings, which had been crinkled and pressed against it's body, slowly flattened out and took shape.
All around the pond were empty nymph cases and in the water -
small crested newtlets (my name for them) pootling around.
If I mentioned that I took 199 photographs during our jolly out - would you be surprised? There were so many lovely corners and delights as we walked around that it was hard not to become snap happy!
And, I may have even partaken in a little knitting too! Yes it is another shawl like my last one, except this time I am writing down the pattern and doing a bit of a test run. So fingers crossed I can share it soon :)
So - was it a good day?
It certainly was :)
Thank you National Trust x