As autumn speedily moves into Winter there are gradually fewer subjects to blog about…
So for those of you unfamilar with ‘up north’, I thought you might like a short tour around some of North Nottinghamshire.
‘My’ area isn’t far from Sherwood Forest, so as you can imagine there’s a fair bit of pine forest around with Silver Birch and Oak mixed in with it. The estate I grew up on actually had ancient Walnuts, part of the original Sherwood… Although you could very well argue that since the entire country was once one massive forest the whole country is part of Sherwood…
Btw, did you realise Robin Hood was actually from Loxley, in Sheffield, some 20/30 miles north??
Anyway ‘get on with it!’ I hear you scream.
On the way to Rufford park, we’ve just passed Clumber Park.
The junction to Edwinstowe, and the Sherwood Forest visitor centre (with the Major Oak). Edwinstowe is a very nice, quaint town, go there rather than to the visitor centre… Much more interesting!
And now onto Rufford Park
A candid shot of people enjoying the park. There was little need to wrap up, surprisingly!
Last year in the garden centre I noticed a Robin flying around. This year was no exception… Only I discovered why!
I picked up a few things from the garden centre, some nice Wild Cranberry scented candles, which smell so nice I actually want to eat them! A mug with a Nuthatch on (my favourite bird) and then finally some reduced bulbs, just a mixed bag on 15 with Narcissi Rainbow and Tulipa Pink Impression. Although some lovely Hellebores did catch my eye and I have no idea why I didn’t pick them up…………
I was a good girl today and managed to get them planted already! Even if the Tulips were already sprouting… Oh well, they’ll be fine I’m sure, I bought Tulips from the same place on the same Saturday last year.
Rufford Park Abbey ruins and newer building… Sorry I have no idea what it is… Hmmm I ought to!
More of the ruins, I must go back in Spring or Summer. As I do love Rufford.
A lovely large tree… Uninteresting shot I know!
I hope you all had an enjoyable weekend. Did you decorate for Chritmas? Buy presents?
My plans to get the tree didn’t quite turn out and should be picking one up during the week after work instead… Although I don’t see that happening either as Adam doesn’t usually get home from work until after 6pm… So we’ll see!