Wednesday morning I decided to visit Leeds castle.
A fifteen minute drive and I was walking in the castle grounds.
I usually have Grandchildren with me. It seemed strange without them but gave me the opportunity to go off the beaten track, and enjoy the spectacular autumn scene.
The grounds has streams, waterfalls and lakes.........a bird paradise.
My favourite tree.......ancient and full of character. I always think it looks as though it might have a secret door :)
I like this formal area. It draws you along the pathway.
Beautiful display of monkshood. It really stood out amongst the dying foliage of other plants.
Salvia and rosehips caught my eye....love the colour combination.
I walked along to the tropical gardens.
I found a bench. The sun came out. It was so warm I had to take my coat off.
I walked on and was very taken with the red hot pokers.
To the side of the garden is a man made lake. All sorts of birds were flying in. I do not know if they will stay, maybe they are just passing through. I sat on the wall and watched them.
It was a lovely few hours, I am so lucky to have such a beautiful place so close to home.
Have a lovely weekend.