Sunday, 2 November 2014
Autumn at Tatton
Yesterday promised to be a beautiful autumn day with plenty of blue skies and sunshine. It didn't quite turn out that way but we were still glad we made the effort to head out to one of our favourite places, Tatton Park. I've been longing to go for a few weeks and have been so frustrated I couldn't because of my foot injury.
But look, I managed to get my walking boots on! Hurrah! Fresh air, here I come!
When we arrived, we had a look round the Christmas gift fair (a bag of stem ginger fudge being our only purchase) and then headed out for a quick walk in the park. Lots of lovely autumn colour and crisp leaves to kick through.
Lots of deer and sheep were grazing in the fields.
There were signs warning not to get too close to the deer as it's rutting season. This young male was too busy eating leaves to be fighting over females and seemed unconcerned about having his photo taken.
The ladybird on the fungus didn't seem too bothered about having her photo taken either!
I think the fungus is a young parasol and this is what it looks like when it's opened up.
We didn't walk too far as our intention was to visit the gardens which had been decorated for Halloween. To be honest, by this point, Chickpea was also fed up of dodging the deer and sheep droppings so it was a relief to head for an animal-free zone!
The cottage is now a tea room but used to be the home of the head gardener - lucky man! I can only fantasise at living in such a gorgeous house looking out onto a lovely walled garden.
There were lots of these ghosties hanging around the gardens.
Cute rather than scary.
A bit more spooky were these wire sculptures which were dotted amongst the trees.
It was quite eery catching a glimpse of a shadowy figure!
Much better to look at the cute ones!
We never fail to enjoy our days at Tatton. The weather wasn't quite as promised but the bonus of sunshine and showers is the appearance of rainbows. We'll definitely be back again to see how the Park changes over the seasons.
Today has been a quiet day catching up with housework and ironing awaits :( as well as some knitting and a new jigsaw :)
Enjoy the rest of your weekend. x