Good morning lovely people tis Friday which means
First up Fika time - naughty but fun nonetheless, I went to look for some scrapbook supplies in the retail park next door and then me and hubby escaped to Ikea
We walked through the market hall and I spied a pineapple plant, but I refrained and got a different plant instead, I'm not sure our cold house in Yorkshire is the right place for a pineapple plant, but I'm sure someone will have fun growing it!
Next up a beautiful sunset on our way to collect said 17 year old - a beautiful Yorkshire sky
The weekend was glorious (so I was hiding from the sun as usual), although me and hubby had a day trip out to Brodsworth, we didn't go around the house, I'm not even sure it was open, but we did thoroughly enjoy the gardens
The flowers were an absolute joy to look at
You can see the glorious blue skies
We even managed a selfie
The formal gardens are amazing to see in full colour
These were really pretty, they reminded me of the forget-me-nots that were in a corresponding flower bed but obviously in pink, I'm not sure what they are but they were certainly very pretty
Our main reason for visiting was the labernum arch, which was in full bloom, standing underneath the beautiful hum of the bumble bees gathering pollen was quite a sound
Absolutely awash with flowers
the sunken garden is always beautiful and full of ferns and the ivy growing along the upper edge of the garden makes a pretty display regardless of the time of year.
There are a couple of folly type buildings with lovely vantage points of Brodsworth in the gardens
Apparently it is quite a collection of rare ferns in the sunken garden.
There was a beautiful iris bed just coming into flower, I hadn't appreciated how lovely the flower is and how shapely it is
There is an old archery run in the garden with this quaint little garden room at the end
The wild garlic was a sight to behold
And the mix of wild garlic and bluebells was mighty pretty
We found a masked statue that we hadn't seen before, no idea of the story behind it.
And the little church on the edge of the grounds is always so beautiful
I love the old tree in front of the house
And the display in the shop was a nod to the royal wedding over the weekend, I'm not a royal fan per se, but did enjoy seeing the wedding and the dress, good old fashioned pomp and ceremony
The rest of the week has been a blink and miss it one, lots of work, warm days, blue skies. Chatting with hubby and son, getting said 17 year old and his final art piece to college.
Catching up with my Mum and my sister, it has been grand.
I hope you have had a fabulous week, if you fancy joining in pop a post together, pop back and link up and we can come and visit.