Joining in this week with Amy and Five on Friday. Click on the link at the bottom of this post to find others who are joining in too.
On the edge of the lovely, historic little town of Much Wenlock in Shropshire stand the beautiful ruins of Wenlock Priory.
Founded by the Normans as a priory of Cluniac Monks
The Priory stands on the site of an earlier Anglo Saxon monastery founded in 680 by King Merewalh of Mercia whose abbess daughter Milburge was hailed as a saint, her relics were found here in 1101 and the priory became a place of pilgrimage.
I could describe to you the beauty and tranquillity of the grounds as we wandered amongst the ruins in the bright warm early afternoon sunshine.
I could tell you of the banks of primroses around the ruins and the delicate spring flowers growing on the soft grey stone
but for my Five on Friday I want to show you something else that can be found here, come with me........
for in the cloisters near the monks' refectory and lavatorium or bath house are some very well known and admired topiary animals and birds
some of the figures were hard to identify but I think I've found five that I can possibly put a name to, so, what do you think?
Bear? It looks like a cuddly teddy bear.
Definitely a Squirrel
Mouse or Hedgehog?
got to be a Cat
I have one more to show you......
When I first saw this one I thought it was a baby bird but now I'm thinking it's a mole with its big snout and huge paws? Am I right?
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