Well it was a fairly wet bank holiday yesterday, but I’ve been in too much of late and needed a walk. So, after a brief foray into Hobbycraft, which was very busy, as people take to shopping on wet bank holidays, to buy some paper and beads, I persuaded the Reluctant One to go to a nearby National Trust property for a walk. It was good rain in that it wasn’t heavy, and only went in the down direction. It cleared as we walked around Packwood House gardens, along with quite a few other people who don’t let a bit of rain put them off being outside. So here are some pictures; the gardens are wonderful, and the topiary there is stupendous, and has crept into quite a few pieces of my work over the last couple of years. I’m watching ‘All watched over by machines of loving grace’ on BBC 2 on Monday evenings at the moment, it’s fascinating. I like good tv to work to, trouble is I do miss a fair amount I’m sure, and the number of needle stabbings that happen when you glance up, well. Ceramics was much safer.
The vegetable garden is now open to us public and is being renovated and used to grow vegetables after languishing for many years. I do love a strool around a veg. patch, it reminds me of my allotment years.