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Saturday, February 23, 2013

Ickworth & Hildersham Church

I had promised Trish snowdrops..... now normally I'd go to Anglesey Abbey but for a change we headed to Ickworth (get used to it there will be a few visits throughout the year!).

Would you believe it snowed? ok not much but ye gods! And it was cold!

We headed around the Italianate gardens towards what I call the "mistletoe trees" Trish said is that starlings in that tree? Well  I had heard a Mistle Thrush  but when I stuck my bins on the tree.....WAXWINGS approx 20!  Wow didn't expect that!

Time for a cuppa.......

No idea why the chairs are there.....

Instead of going back to the "posh" restaurant we had a soup from the Porter's Lodge (Carrot & Ginger spicy ! just what was needed).

So with the snow falling we headed back with a detour to Holy Trinity, Hildersham

We saw three Buzzards


ShySongbird said...

Great to see the late Winter colour Pete, maybe Spring won't be too long despite the snow flurries many of us are having. Well done on the Waxwings! Lovely stained glass too :-)

Pete said...

hi SS - it feel like it is MILES away given the temperature!

Ragged Robin said...

Lovely to see all the flowers Pete and well done on the waxwings :) Some nice stained glass in the church too :)