Monday, 30 May 2011

Rainy Bank Holiday
It has been a typical Bank Holiday Monday here in the Midlands but having spent the morning at my sewing machine we decided that we would brave the weather and visit a local National Trust house, Croome. Despite the weather we had an enjoyable walk around the grounds which had some great photograph opportunities.
The extensive grounds were designed by Lancelot 'Capability' Brown and the numerous follies and statues that are scattered around the parkland were designed by Robert Adam and James Wyatt.
This is a statue of Pan, the god of sheep and shepherds. There were no sheep to be seen today only a field full of cows with their calves.
Doesn't he have wonderful curls!
Further along the path was this rather pensive Druid. Apparently this statue was made from Coade 'stone' which is a manufactured material formed in a mould and fired.
This is part of the lake which was dug out by hand.
How about this for an incredible fungus? It was nestling in between two sturdy branches. I have no idea what kind of fungus it is but I certainly didn't fancy it in a risotto!
And then there were some wonderful tree barks..........

Back to the sewing machine again tomorrow but I am making good progress with the first of the two quilts I am making for summer exhibitions and I will post some photos later in the week.

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