Off to see our good friend David and the traffic decided not to be kind to us... eventually it cleared and the rest of the journey up towards Birmingham was great.
Just opposite David's house, there is a garden with the most amazing crop of huge sunflowers!
David's house was built around the 14th century and in time it has been a pub and we think it has been used in a cottage industry nail manufactory among other things. All beams and wonderful nooks and crannies. With this house he also has 7 acres of land. This wonderful rusty piece of machine ( just think what l could eco-dye with this rusty piece of machinery!!) is one of many gorgeous old things in his "garden".
This popped out! Some guard dog! hello Bonnie.
These following images are some of David's land. He built up this amazing garden from scratch ...it really is beautiful.
The river at the bottom of the garden.
We tried to take Bonnie for a walk... she got excited but then decided, we presume as David was not back, she had to stay and guard the house... Bless! I think it is rather sweet that she jumps up on to the table for you to stroke her! See, she thinks we old people need to be taken care of!!! Smart, these dogs.
This is one of two cats David and Sue have...Killwillie...a real character!
Off we go to walk around the Estate with 2 cats and a dog in tow. I swear the cats think they are dogs! These are the buildings were David keeps his machinery, in other words... Big Boys' toys!
I remember when this pond had just been dug... it now looks beautiful and really well established
I love Honesty plants but don't see them very often these days. In the garden there are lots of them, l collected a few to use later in my Art work.
Just love this image.
When we came back from our walk, Bonnie was covered in burrs and other bits of greenery. So clean up time..which she didn't like..poor bonnie!
Getting a cuddle for being so good.
On the drive home l saw my studio being delivered..yeh some hope! Ha! I can dream you know!