Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Chatsworth - May Bank Holiday

With a long weekend due to the Bank Holiday, we had two outings this weekend! After Sunday's bluebell walk I wanted something less strenuous, so hoping to dodge the rainclouds we headed off to Chatsworth - and after all, if the heaven's opened, we could always head inside.

Our teenager wanted to visit the adventure playground - one of the few with equipment suitable for older children. We, meanwhile, wandered round the adjacent farmyard - meeting a strange, and rather large, Blue-faced Leicester sheep, 3 day old Old-spot piglets, looking like a row of dalmatian puppies and cute pygmy goats.

Then we pottered off to the gardens..

Lots of rain recently meant that all the fountains were in full flow
Emperor Fountain

a truly 'weeping' willow, sending out jets of water

Canal Pond view - towards the House

Canal Pond view - out over the valley
The flat grassed area around the Canal Pond was the site of a sculpture exhibition, showing work from the long career of Anthony Caro.


Goodwood Steps
Not really my kind of Art, so off we went to the flower garden..

All in all an excellent day - with no rain!

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