Walled Garden

After not quite making it to Attingham Park yesterday I was able to have an afternoon walk there today. I had been wavering in my intention, the weather was sunny with a few fluffy white clouds in the sky but it was rather windy. Was I in the mood for a windy walk?

Walled Garden

I had to smile as I was driving there. There was a sprinkling of rain which had not been in the weather forecast. It brightened up again until I stepped out on my walk. Then it started to spot with rain. I chose to carry on with the walk but walked quickly around the walled garden which is one of my favorite parts of Attingham. I wanted to finish my walk but I didn’t want to get caught in the rain. I had my umbrella but it would have been useless in the gusty wind.

View from a favourite bench

view from a favourite bench

View from a favourite bench

Walled garden behind me I was now under the cover of trees, walking along the ‘mile walk’, a pathway that I particularly enjoy. I was pleasantly surprised to find that a bench that had been removed several years ago had been reinstalled in a favourite place of mine to ’sit and rest a while’.

Selfie from a favourite bench

Riverside view

A bench with a riverside view

Despite the threat of rain I chose to ’sit and rest a while’ before continuing along the ‘mile walk’. As I emerged from under the trees the capricious grey cloud had passed by and the sun came out.

Deer heard

I couldn’t resit venturing into the deer park. I wasn’t disappointed. The deer were present rather than hiding in the far reaches of the parkland.

After my walk I was in need of refreshment so I stopped at the Mansion Coffee House for a cool drink. I was plagued by wasps so it wasn’t very relaxing!

Squirrel grazing

Whilst I was not quite enjoying my refreshing drink I was entertained by a squirrel that ventured under the tables in search of tasty morsels. I managed one quick photo and was lining up for a better (squirrel in focus shot) before a clueless youth exclaimed ‘Oh a Squirrel’ and stomped towards it only to be surprised that it disappeared rather quickly!

10 Comments CherryPie on Aug 7th 2019

10 Responses to “A Walk in the Park”

  1. I have never seen a squirrel! The one you photographed is incredibly cute.

  2. Neat looking wagon. Not sure where I will walk tomorrow
    Coffee is on

  3. Andrew says:

    Quite a lot of red squirrels up here in Perthshire, actually one visits our garden occasionally, and certainly no shortage of Clueless Youths either, but fortunately not in our garden.

  4. What a lovely walk. I’ve only been to Attingham once on the way to an event in Shrewsbury and I was really impressed with what I saw.

  5. We do have some fallow deer in Richmond Park.
    Although, red deer are actually more common there, I think.
    By the way, I love venison.
    I wonder where my meat came from…
    Attingham Park? Richmond Park?