... a bank holiday weekend? The weather is stunning. Will it please be like like this starting Saturday? it would be nice if it was lovely when I take Dad away.
So I went to Amwell. There had been some good birds the last few days.... well there wasn't today! Well ok Ringed Plover, Redshank, Common Tern, Warbler's and a singing Grasshopper Warbler but not what i wanted! Nothing came to the feeders so off I went.
673 St Mary, Felmersham.
and its early Gothic west front
and 674, All Saints, Odell
At this point I could have gone to another but instead went to Wrest Park.
Wrest is a tragedy. The A6 cut it from its village and though owned by English Heritage it is leased to the Silsoe Research Institute whose outbuildings are like a gaping wound and whose equipment mars what little you can see of the house.
Surely there is a warehouse in nearby Bedford they could use? The House could be magnificent. Sigh. Annoyingly much of the rear is under scaffold for repair double sigh. Still what little of the house you can see you can take non-flash photos of (according to the lad on reception).
The gardens are fine, and I rather like them. Unlike most stately homes you are allowed to take your picnic in the gardens. The National Trust would have an apoplexy
On my way back I stopped in again at Amwell and saw my first Hobby of the year.