I was thrilled to see the sunshine this morning, and quickly made plans to head on out. We couldn't go far, so a walk around the nearby garden centre and the estate village of Wentworth fitted the bill perfectly.
My garden is very lacking in colour at the moment, I need to plan in some winter colour like these fabulous stems.
Wentworth village is made up of estate cottages and farms that were once used by workers from Wentworth Woodhouse - home of the Fitzwilliams.
The houses, farms and pubs still belong to the Fitzwilliam Estate, and are well kept. Come for a wander with me.
This Red Admiral was causing a stir - no one quite expected to see it on a November day, but it was really mild.
(Sorry about the duplicate, but blogger would not delete it!!)
Every tree bearing berries was laden - sign of a harsh winter to come!
The estate office has had renovation work on it and now looks lovely again. It would make a fabulous home with lovely gardens.
These were the old kennels where the hunting dogs were kept.
There are lots of unusual little homes dotted around.
Too soon it was time to head back home. I feel a bit caged at this time of year as I really am an outdoorsy type. At least the good weather was saved for the weekend for a change!