fraggle

Part 1 HERE.      Part 2 HERE

We only had a couple of hours if that before darkness was due to descend, so we drove the 6 mile route around the estate, but stopped for a wander here and there when we came across something interesting.

Our first stop was the quarry from whence the stones came to build Cragside.

Upwardly mobile tree.

It’s full of rhododendrons in summer so we will be returning then.

Next stop was a short walk up to a lake bed that was drained but still had its boathouse. On the way I spotted some weird lichen/fungi

Coral Fungi ~ Yellow Stagshorn

and on researching them I found out “Although not known to cause poisoning, the Yellow Stagshorn fungus is generally regarded as inedible because of its gelatinous texture, lack of flavour and insubstantial proportions”. We gave it a miss.

Although the North lake had been drained there was still a rivulet coming from it

 

 

the lake bed was full of bullrushes

and at the far end, a forlorn boathouse.

North Lake Boathouse

I don’t know why the lake has been drained, there are other lakes though so went to see them instead.

 

 

 

 

When it started getting dark, we went home, but stopped on the way for this

end of day

 

As always, pictures are embiggenable with a click, and for more of the house and grounds, the full album can be found by clicking HERE

 

43 Replies to “Cragside ~ Nov 2018 ~ part 3”

  1. Applesauce! Fraggle this is a breathtaking place — or it is when seen through your lens. One amazing photo after another. Seriously, this is a stunning post. That extraordinary, inspiring tree in the first one… the brightly colored fungi, and the glittering water… all united by the gentle picturesque feeling of the place. Well done! Mega hugs.

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