Another London Appreciation Society Walkers walk. Still taking in part of the Lea Valley.
Company meeting, at Moor Park. One of the interior shots is made up from 11 individual pictures in a panoramic. Huge place, with a golf course attached.
The camera club had an event at the Rickmansworth Canal Festival, in the end my wife and I were the only ones that could go. But I am pleased we did. It was very colourful, and a lot of canal boats to take pictures of.
While we were looking at scarecrows in Flamstead, we took some pictures of the surrounding buildings, cottages, church, etc.
More from Flamstead, this time the Morris Men Dancers.
Another trip out to Flamstead in Hertfordshire. It is only about 30 miles or so north of London. This weekend they had a scarecrow festival. Here’s some of what they had there.
There is one day a year when the Cottered Japanese Garden is open for the public. Today was that day. We found out about it thanks to the Gardeners’ World BBC TV Show. They mentioned it in the week, so we decided to go take a look. Wow! What an excellent Japanese Garden. Everything I’d expect to see was there. This is close to Luton, and well worth the trip to see.
The photos below, and sorry, there are a lot of them, are of the Butterfly World Project. I was amazed how close the butterflies got to you. Sometimes they landed on you, I nearly crushed one that landed on my hand as I was grabbing my camera (note I didn’t actually crush it, but it was on my hand and I hadn’t realised, but it flew off before I touched the camera). This was a great opportunity to use the macro lens. See below. There was also the grounds around the project, there were themed gardens, and lots of other interesting things to see.
Today we were heading to the Butterfly World Project near St Albans, but before we got there we decided to go to St Albans and see some of the Roman Mosaics, this is in the Verulaium Park. At the end of the park is a Pub, which is supposed to be the oldest pub in England.