Yesterday was a gorgeous sunny day, so we thought we would spend it in the grounds of Blenheim Palace.
The Water Terrace was as calm and peaceful as ever
We took the path that runs alongside the lake - it was very hot so the shade was very welcome
Beautiful views on the way
we reached the boathouse
and then continued along the path
quite a few ducks and Canada geese in the water
and the reflections were mesmerising.
The shade was very welcome
and all alongside the path water lilies were just starting to come up
in a week's time when they have all come up they will look absolutely spectacular
we reached the end of the path, this bridge on our right
and the Grand Cascade on our left
a lone swan
this is a circular path and we eventually reached the rose garden
a profusion of roses
and the scent was heavenly
The new, just opened, Winston Churchill memorial garden
and we had come full circle. We sat here in the Water Terrace
for our lunch
which we enjoyed very much.
We then started on our second walk of the day - this is the South Lawn
and eventually we entered the Secret Garden
which is one of the nicest gardens I have ever seen.
Tai Chi while the woman's friends looked on
lots of little ponds in this garden
and little streams that meander through
Hostas in the front and water lilies in the pond
we then returned to the South Lawn and reached this fountain before turning back and heading back home.