I tend to re-visit my favourite places over and over again.
This weekend we had a couple of the younger relatives from Norway visiting with a friend
and I took them to one of my favourite places which I have written about before - Wimpole Hall.
The weather has not been brilliant lately, but the colors in the picture above are true.
Shortly after taking it we were surprised by heavy rain - twice - on our short walk
- but hey! you can't let a thing like the weather stop you!?
And the rain gives other photo opportunities, as well.
That is the true nature of this part of the country
- we often have rain/thunder/sunshine and gales within 30 mins.
You often hear: 'if you don't like the weather, just wait 10 mins...'
The goal for our walk was the old folly.
A folly actually has no other purpose than purely ornamental.
This one is designed to resemble the ruins of a medieval castle and was built on the grounds in the mid 1770s. It is substantially built and stretches for two hundred feet in length and include a four-storey Gothic tower.
I love coming out here and find the entire area very romantic
and it virtually 'echoes' with voices from ancient times...
- no matter the weather!