A visit to William Wordsworth’s childhood home

My loyal readers may remember that I made friends with another short-listed entrant for the 1st UK Blog Awards.  He is Fletch the Perchcrow, who lives in the garden at Wordsworth’s House, Cockermouth.

On a beautiful sunny day hubby and I went to see him again.  His garden is a riot of colour as you can see from the photos.  We were surprised to find that he seemed totally unaware of a very pretty scarecrow the other side of a wall.  I wonder what she is called.

Selection of photos
Selection of photos
Fletch's garden
Fletch’s garden
Different views
Different views

There were more bees than I have seen anywhere else this summer.  They particularly liked a low plant with yellow leaves and white flowers, which has been planted around the edge of many of the flower beds.

Yarn-bombers had been at work.  This time some of the woolly items included sticks, making a framework.  There were woolly insects too.

Inside the house we were treated to a talk by one of the costumed servants.  Fletch had mentioned the various activities on offer in the summer holidays.  Life in Georgian England was very different from today.

The staff and volunteers were friendly and helpful.  It was interesting to consider how different some nearby places were in the past.

Vivid (3 photos)

This week’s photo challenge from the Daily Post is Vivid.  I have picked out three photos.

Two have some bright colours both manmade and natural.  The third is a flowering plant.  It is included in a book of wild flowers, although in Britain it is mainly grown in gardens, being native to some mainland European countries.

Recycling skips and fields
Recycling skips and fields

The recycling skips with a field of oilseed rape in the background have bright colours.
Can you see the sheep?

 

Canopy Art project at Talkin Tarn
Canopy Art project at Talkin Tarn

 

At Talkin Tarn the Canopy Art project provided extra colour in a natural setting.

Perennial Cornflower
Perennial Cornflower

 

The perennial cornflower has vivid colours and is my favourite of these photos.  Do you agree?