Saturday, 20 October 2012

Temple Newsam

This morning we went out to Temple Newsam--we'd only been there for Opera in the Park, so we hadn't really seen it properly.  There was much more going on than we'd realised--it's huge!

National collection of asters & chrysanthemums

I love it when garden walls have things growing on them...

Inside the rose garden

In the greenhouse
Loads of geraniums--it reminded me of our windowboxes on Camano (x50)

I'd never seen geraniums trained to grow up a wall before

I'd never seen pink & white geraniums, either--so pretty!

Spanish flag

After the gardens, we went to the farm

We thought these piglets were cute, until we saw even smaller ones in the next stall

These guys were only 5 days old!

They were crawling all over each other & scrapping--so cute!

This sheep came right up to me and let me pet it

It was so friendly and cute!

Richard had to give it a try, too

It loved having its head scratched--it even closed its eyes when you scratched behind its ears, just like Cookie does!

The antique farming equipment was cool, too--there's a hay baler behind this tractor

It was lovely to catch the farm when the leaves are changing, too--so pretty!

One of the pigs was named Sandra--but don't feel bad, Mom, there was a one-eared goat named Molly on the farm, too!

Introducing Blue Boy!

Goats!  One-eared Molly is the one seated in the middle, second in from the right

The house

We didn't actually go in and tour the house this time--we might come back when it's decorated for Christmas.  It's only a few miles away--it's so great to live close to these amazing places.

Happy autumn!

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