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,
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 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 🙂 HERE