Sunday, 2 July 2017

Day 184 - July 2nd

Today we visited Wrest Park. There was quite a group of us.

Christopher and Lara took advantage of the glorious, warm weather and arrived in style.

Since last visiting Wrest Park, The Archers Pavilion has undergone some conservation work.

The outside of the building was certainly looking in a good state of repair.

I climbed one of the narrow spiral staircases to one of the tiny upper rooms from which the view of the park through the circular window is always spectacular.

A walk along the river took us to the Chinese Bridge....

 ... and beyond the bridge, close the water edge, the Chinese Pavilion.

Back in the gardens the roses were in full bloom 

Day 182 - July 1st

Sadly there has been mention in the news this week of pesticides damaging the survival of bee colonies and increasing calls for the ban of such products.

We were happy therefore today to see many bees on our walk. They particularly seem to be attracted to the many Field Scabious flowers which are a common site at this time of year.

Day 181 - June 30th

These white Dalia flowers are flowering at the moment.

Day 180 - June 29th

I love the colour of this Clematis in my Mum & Dad's garden. 

Day 179 - June 28th

Today Lara attended an 'Aim High - Cranfield University and Boeing International Women in Engineering' event at Cranfield University. The event was designed to demonstrate the wide range of careers available in engineering and tours included aviation, manufacturing, robotics, accident investigation, motor sports and water science.

I managed to borrow photo from twitter of Lara and her school friends at the event and Lara also took a quick photo of one of the racing cars on display.

Lara also pops up a few times in this short video from the Cranfield University website.

Day 178 - June 27th

We've had rain today! The roses and other flowers look so pretty with their coat of rain drops.

Day 177 - June 26th

All that remains of the poppies which I photographed at the beginning of the month are the seed heads. I'm hoping to collect some of the seeds to plant in our back garden. 

Whether the poppies that hopefully will grow will resemble the original poppies of take on a different colour is to be seen.

Day 176 - June 25th

Our walk this morning was accompanied by butterflies. Many were too skittish to let me photograph them but this Marbled White butterfly was happy to pose for a moment on some thistle flowers whilst I snapped him.