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Saturday, 9 April 2011

A leisurely afternoon at Wollaton Hall and deer park

Good morning bloggers, more wall to wall sunshine this morning here near Derby :o)
On Thursday I went to Wollaton Park to meet up with a lovely Docrafts member Joy (joylovescrafts) and these are just a few of the 71 photographs I managed to take.

The weather was very kind to us as you can see and this was the only shot of the Hall that I managed to get without people in it.


This stag very obligingly lifted his head from feeding for a few seconds 


This ladybug decided to join us at the courtyard cafe. He settled on the tray so Joy had to turn it over for me to take some pics :o)


There was a beautiful bed of these Fritillaria-crown imperial and they looked so majestic swaying in the breeze.


Joy had to hold this one still so I could take a pic up inside it!


Why is it that whenever you want to take pics of deer, horses etc they have to bend their heads down feeding?
Anyway, it was a wonderful afternoon which I hope we will be repeating sometime soon :o)
Jackie xx

17 comments:

Janette said...

Hi Jackie, You seem to have had a brilliant day, the pics are fantastic, can't wait to see how you use them.xx

Tori said...

Beautiful picutres Jakie! Very pretty Flowers!

Tori :)

Doreen said...

Beautiful photo's Jackie,I love the stag one.xxx

Viv's Visuals said...

Great pics Jackie!

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful pictures Jackie, cant wait to see what you do them.
Kevin xx

Sarita said...

Looks fantastic Jackie, fab collection of photos. So glad you had lovely weather too,
Love Sarita xx

GoonerGirl said...

Beautiful pictures Jackie looks like you had a wonderful day....Chris xx

coops said...

stunning photo`s jackie.i love the close up of the ladybug, amazing :D
thanks for sharing.

xx coops xx

Donna Mosley said...

Beautiful photos Jackie, sounds like you both had a lovely day.

Donna x

Carole of Brum said...

Looks a lovely place, Jackie, I can imagine there were quite a few visitors, so hard to get a shot without people in it, you were lucky to get it from such a great angle too. CoB

nnalorac said...

Lovely piccies Jackie especially the flowers, just gorgeous, do I see a card in the making! Carolxx

Mina said...

wow amazing photos Jackie, you live around some of the most stunning countryside, your close up shots especially the ladybug are just incredible
Mina xxx

Sue said...

Wonderfull photos again Jackie and it sounds like a wonderfull day the sunshine has been great cant wait for the cards to follow Luv Sue x

Viv said...

Oooh what pretty photo's Jackie :O) Viv xx

Elizabeth said...

Hi Jackie, I saw your photographs and missed Derbyshire. We lived in the High Peak area for a number of years and loved our weekend drives through the beautiful countryside there. The close up of the ladybird is fab. Elizabeth x

Debgem said...

Jackie - these photos are just stunning!! The ladybird is my favourite!

Lesley said...

fantastic pictures - sorry I've not popped by for a bit best wishes Lesley x