Marjorie's ramblings

By walkingMarj

Feast your eyes

Julie and I had a slot to visit the National Trust property at Wallington today. The house is closed, but the extensive grounds are mainly open. There is a one way system around the walled garden.

There are wonderful drifts of snowdrops through the woods. Thousands and thousands and thousands. They are coming to the end of flowering but still look wonderful.

The famous crocus lawn is in full bloom. It was very windy and we've had a lot of rain, so they have done well to survive in this state. We saw all sorts of plants in flower or showing tiny shoots and buds. 

The wind was interspersed with short, sharp showers, but we didn't mind. We had a good walk around the woods and saw two ponds. 

They are allowing only a small number of bookings so it was easy to keep away from everyone else. It was good to see grandparents with toddlers and babies. 

I bit the bullet and unpicked the matinee jacket sleeve - I had stitched it firmly in, but inside out. There are a few ends to finish off and the buttons to sew on, but the end is in sight. I started one of the hearts. They are quick and easy to knit. Tomorrow I hope to stitch up two and put the stuffing inside. These projects will keep me out of mischief I think!

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