Just a few things from the past week gathered together for today's quick miscellany post.
After our visit to the Longshaw Estate and the walk around the kitchen garden (see my last post) the friends we had met there for coffee took us back to their home for lunch and a walk around the village where they live.
St Swithin's Church, Holmesfield
A lovely view from the village across the Cordwell valley.
In the Millennium Gardens a Well Dressing by local children of the Great Fire of London.
We then went down to the next village of Millthorpe where their well dressing was also of The Great Fire of London.
It is the 350th Anniversary of the Great Fire which swept through the city in early September 1666.
The fire was a great inspiration for these two lovely well-dressings.
Back at home at last a butterfly in the garden that isn't a large white or cabbage white. A Tortoiseshell butterfly on marigolds just outside the back door.
An early Sunday morning walk, boots on, slightly damp from the morning dew
Hat and bottle of water were needed as was the seat where we sat overlooking the view. We had just climbed up the hill from below.
Looking down over the Consall Country Park where we started our walk.
The day was warming but it was lovely and cool under the trees as we meandered back to the car there were spots of rain. We made it back just in time.