Walled garden is greeting me with all shades of purple.
Numerous fruit trees will bear a bountiful harvest in a month or two.
I admire various espaliers clinging to the walls.
As I cross the walled garden I discover a fragrant rose walk in the middle of it.
Winged thorns are not the only unusual feature of Rosa sericea pteracantha : its flowers have only four petals instead of usual five.
Leaving the walled garden.
Walking around the pond.
Unhurried walk with occasional stops takes me back to the glass house.
More flowers, more colors.
Magnolia Daybreak was planted in memory of Ambrose Congreve by the staff of Mount Congreve. It has beautiful and extremely fragrant pink flowers. There are many magnolias in the garden that bear names of Congreve family members.
On my way to the field where I have parked my car I came across a lawn. I changed my lens to a wider one to take a picture of the tree. From this moment the events started developing rapidly.
I took the picture and next moment a huge, long-legged hare appeared out of the shrubs at the other side of the lawn and started lazily towards me. I stopped breathing for a moment and then began to reattach my 70-200 mm lens. When the lens was finally on I lifted my eyes and almost screamed as the hare was sitting right in front of me, and he was the size of a dog.
I guess he had lost all his senses because of his old age, it is why he almost bumped into me. Startled, he looked at me with crossed eyes. I didn’t have time to focus and only got these two blurred pictures of him as he darted across the lawn.
I slowly walked to where he entered the shrubs, and there he was, recovering after the scare.
I am glad that I can share this story with you.
Have a wonderful weekend