Just the ticket..

What a grand day, a little bit haze the further east towards the north sea coast but all in all a warm pleasant day.
Started the day by checking the camera trap and stocking the feeder

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Dont think we have had any squirrel action

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This is the mix of food for the feeder

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On the way out of i took this shot of a heavily lichen’d hawthorn. The colours are going to be nice as spring progress’s

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And we gathered rather a crowd of well wishers on the way back to the landrover, don’t think they would like hazelnuts though.

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Job done, it was off to a son of the republics house for coffee and biscuits.

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Cragside is the former home of lord armstrong, the formost victorian industrialist north of the boundry wall

http://www.visitnorthumberland.com/do/cragside-house-gardens-and-estate-p23451

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Its a great place. You can spend the whole day in the house and grounds, dogs allowed in the grounds and with plenty of space its easy to get lost.
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There are suprises around some corners, this is carved from the but of a fallen redwood tree
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And the rock garden is a splendid display.

So thats today, tommorow we head of to pastures new.

TTFN…

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