In lieu of a “proper” summer holiday this year, I had a couple of weeks off and we pottered about a bit. We had a week in Wales (pics to follow), but started off with a visit to Tyntesfield
The National Trust have done a massive amount of restoration since they acquired the property in 2002, and the whole building is currently covered in a mass of scaffolding. Interestingly, they’ve built a viewing platform, so you can actually go up and see what’s going on. It’s fascinating to be able to look out over the roof!

The garden had an excellent array of flowers in bloom, so out came the Panasonic compact camera in macro mode.
I’m told they’re dahlias. To me, the natural world consists of lilies, roses, tulips and “flowers”.