I had a day out with a friend last week and we visited Baddesley Clinton which was looking very festive!
The scarecrow theme from the summer has been continued and now we have Father and Mrs Christmas type scarecrows
along with a few of the reindeer.
The interior of the house had been decorated for a Victorian Christmas - I so wish I could show you more photos as it really was beautifully done. Usual problems with low light so most of the photos are a bit blurred - I don't think you will ever see a worse photo of a Christmas Tree but the tree itself had been so beautifully decorated it will at least give you an idea!
The ducks from the moat came to say hello - I think they were probably looking for food as they were much tamer than usual.
We had lunch in the restaurant - carrot and coriander soup and a piece of shortbread.
I loved these metalwork robins and pheasants for sale but they were a trifle expensive
so I contented myself with buying a half price hellebore. Hellebores never seem to do very well in our garden but I'll keep my fingers crossed with this one.
I'm sorry for the lack of natural history posts recently but I haven't used the moth trap for months and haven't had time to visit Marsh Lane or any other reserve recently. I am trying to find a few hours (although I suspect it may well have to wait until after Christmas) to read the new camera manual. Once I have mastered at least the basics I'll try and take some pictures of garden birds and find the time to go along to Marsh Lane.
Halesowen Butterflies 28th May
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