Sunday, 14 June 2009

Capel Manor Gardens

New born piglets.

A handsome goat.

Indian Runner Ducks.

Sweetly scented sweetpeas.

Waterlily covered pond.

View looking down onto maze below.

White rose covered building.

Walled garden.

Willow unicorn sculptures.

The Haddonstone Ruins.




Click on pictures for close ups.

A waterfall.

Ferret Racing!

We picked the blue tube.

We chose Mika on the left. The ferret on the right was called Frankie.

This ferret was called Sky.

We won!!!

17 comments:

KC'sCourt! said...

Looks like you had a really lovely day out.

Lyn said...

It looks like a beautiful place and what an interesting day you had-Ferret racing!?
It looks like a good place to sketch or paint too
Love
Lyn
xxx

Rachael Rabbit said...

The piggies were winning for me until I saw the ferret racing!!!!! What a hoot!

funkymonkey said...

I love the piglets. Great photos Simone.

Tracey

Rosie said...

Great post - love Mika the ferret - what a great place looks like you had a wonderful time:)

Amanda said...

Whoooooo way to go Mika!! Looks like a lovely day out and those darling piglets *sigh* NOW I understand why Tim says he'd like a pig for a pet instead of a dog lol they are just so adorable!!

lou said...

Those piglets looked adorable!!!

I love days out like that; your pictures were as beautiful as ever.

Love Lou xxx

Julia said...

Aaaah, I love little piglets - ain't they gorgeous:0)

Beansieleigh said...

This is an adorable post!!! LOVE the little "Babes" piggies!!.. and I really don't mind ferrets so much, as long as they're a fair distance! That race looked like fun to watch!

Julia said...

What a magical place, but to be honest, you had me with the piglets :)

Thank you for the kind comment you left me today on my blog, it was really nice of you.

Love Julia xxx

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this is my patch said...

What with your photos and checking out Capel Manor on the web I would like to visit. I always love to see a walled garden, and pigs. It's a nice idea to leave the broken statue in the undergrowth and I also like the willow structures. We saw ferrets at the South of England show, although I must confess they are not a favourite of mine! x

Judy Hartman said...

This post has a little bit of everything in it!!
The ferret races are so funny, the scenery so beautiful, the flowers so lovely and the piglets so cute!
Glad you had such a great day out!

MelMel said...

Thank you for taking the time to pop in and care...xx

Lyn said...

Is this a new picture I see? Gizmo looking VERY cute!
Love
Lyn
xxx

Ragged Roses said...

Congratulations on your win!!! Lovely photos, I particularly like those piglets and the ruins, beautiful
Kimx

vanessa said...

What a grand day out in that beautiful garden! And the ferret racing! How absolutely wonderful! There must have been lots of cheering!
Love Vanessa xxx (do you mind if i knit)