The last few months hasn't been all work and stress, husband and I have managed to take some time to ourselves as well.
Last Christmas our daughter gave us a membership for the National Trust and, apart from an outing earlier in the year, we haven't had the chance to make use of it. Last Thursday we paid a visit to Barrington Court in Somerset and thoroughly enjoyed our day. We were lucky with the weather which was very warm and sunny and as there are some beautiful gardens there we made the most of our time just wandering around, enjoying all the sights and scents and sounds of an English country garden. I think we appreciated it all the more because we no longer have a garden of our own. I have posted some pictures of the gardens below and hope you like them. As it was such a lovely day we decided not to go inside and look at the house but will save that for a trip later in the year when the weather is cooler.
Part of the house
Some of the old stables
A bed in the White Garden
Striking orange flowers (not sure what they are called)
The moles have been busy
A herd of cows in an adjoining meadow
We are already planning our next NT trip.
In peace at last
2 days ago