At the moment I'm trying to keep the car mileage down but yesterday morning was glorious so off I went to Normanby. I almost didn't get there because a beautiful deer ran across my path but fortunately she made it across the road and I drove quite a bit slower for a while.
Then when I got to Normanby I saw this glorious sight. I do feel privileged when I see deer this close. They are such beautiful creatures! Stags can look a bit fierce but the hinds look so gentle and vulnerable.
The park was full of children yesterday but fortunately my favourite bit is not appealing to the infantry. I always enjoy the walled garden. It's basically a vegetable garden maintained Victorian style with perennials and flowers (for cutting) bringing colour and enrichment. They had a change of head gardener a few years ago and I think the new one isn't very keen on vegetables. These beds used to be filled with pumpkins which were then carved for Hallowe'en. I rather like these new flowers though, so I sat and knitted. There's glory for you!