As I headed up the M40 this morning I felt like I was sailing there was so much rain however curiously as I neared Gloucester the rain stopped!!
Gloucester looked a little down at heel which surprised me! The cathedral however is anything but!
I saw this in Gloucester
And so to the National Trust's Westbury Court Garden. Apparently this is the only restored Dutch style water garden in the country.
I do like it. Today there were only 3 Mallards and they flew off but there were House Martin, a singing Willow Warbler and a Grey Wagtail. As I've said before history hasn't been kind, the house was demolished and now all there is are old people's homes and the A38 runs along side. The recent flooding, disease impacting yews and run off from farmland is also causing problems.
This shows how the garden would have looked.
There was once a warren at Westbury and today.....
I picked up the key to my hotel room and where now..... hang on, what's this? the National Trust's Newark Park has cake..... that's an addition since I went there so.....
It is not a great house but in the 1970's it was not even listed it's restoration has been a labour of love.
There was no choice on cake it was Lemon, but it was a very fine Lemon!!
Lots of peacocks and peahens about.
When the peahen approached his feathers really made a noise!!
There were loads of blackbirds but would they come in camera range? No!! Still this Song Thrush was more obliging