Wednesday last week before leaving Herefordshire we paid a brief visit to Queenswood Arboretum. We have tried several times before but the first time the place looked packed (it always does!) and the second time we had problems paying with Ringo for the car park as the car details and debit card details were both out of date. This time we finally made it - I didn't want to go all the way to Herefordshire for a night without visiting just one place.
Queenswood Arboretum and Country Park is a fragment of a huge ancient oakwood that once reached as far as the Welsh Border. It is a SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest) managed by Herefordshire Wildlife Trust in partnership with New Leaf Sustainable Development. It comprises 123 aces of ancient native woodland together with a 43 acre collection of more than 1200 rare and exotic trees from around the world.
On the Gruffalo and Pumpkin Trail
All photos taken by me with the Panasonic Lumix FZ330.
We always have a few fireworks and fortunately had a box not used last year. I must admit these days I always feel a bit antisocial but we have the display early evening and it only lasts about 20 minutes and we only have the more traditional fireworks similar to the ones I had as a child as opposed to the very noisy expensive ones.
Photos taken by D with the Canon SX50HS
My mum always used to make Catherine Wheel savouries and I've never found a recipe so I make up my own. Served here with hot chocolate and cinder toffee.
I hope everyone is staying safe and well.