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, 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…

Aydon Castle- June 2018

Back in June I spotted a photo taken by local photographer Mike Ridgley of a field of poppies, and with a bit of sleuthing (i.e facebook stalking 🙂 ) I found the field was up near Aydon Castle, a place I had visited in the past, but wasn’t happy with the photo’s I took of it at the time. So Sophie and I decided to go and shoot the poppies and visit the castle for a re-shoot. The History Bit We’re back in the 13th century, and looking at a gentleman called Robert de Raymes, who bought the manor house…