Aydon Castle & a poppyfest ~ June 2018

Part 1 HERE

After exploring the interior of the castle we went outside and had a wander too.

The back end of the castle is right next to a very steep ditch, but there’s a path to walk around it,

fence for health & safety

Lots of daisies heading down the valley

 

and flowers growing by the castle walls

 

 

 

and then we walked down to the poppy field, passed some horses who wouldn’t stop stuffing their faces for a photo 😦

The munch bunch

The sky started out blue so I got a few shots of the poppies against the sky

 

 

there were a few other people around and I tried, but sometimes failed, to leave them out of the shot

 

the poppies were lush in the sunshine

 

but then the sky went all dramatic on us

 

but now and then the sun would peep through the clouds and illuminate a section of poppies

 

by mid afternooon everyone else who’d found out about the field turned up with their DSLR’s or iphones

 

and I had to work hard in potatoshop to get rid of them all so I could do a nice picture for Sophie

 

and then we thought it too crowded, so headed off home, passed the horses again, still stuffing themselves

and that was the end of our day out at Aydon Castle!

Stay tooned for our next adventure!

all pictures are embiggenable and there’s more shots of the castle and too many of the poppies πŸ™‚ HERE

 

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