Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Belton House, Lincolnshire

April 13 2017 - my birthday outing.

As this was the Thursday before Easter there were a lot of visitors, but the grounds absorbed them easily. This time we didn't go inside the house.
Horse chestnut flowering

Old stable clock and stormy sky

Through the stables courtyard and into the gardens:
Gardener at work

Into the orangery:

The walled garden:
and the church:

The mirror pond:

 A few bluebells:
 A hairy woodland character:
 Tar Lane Pond:

A morel?
 Summer house:
Convenient summerhouse/shelter for a picnic on a windy day.
 Back to the gardens:

The sundial, featuring in Lucy Cresswell's book The Moondial and the 1980s TV series. Note there is a photo from July 2015, without the blue rope, here.

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