|Not quite the 40 shades of green.|
Luckily, for once I checked my camera before heading out the door, no memory card. It was still in the laptop. I also changed the battery. I was all set to go.
It was evident as I turned into the driveway, it is still a popular destination with families, I heard more Polish voices than the familiar drawl of the Wexford accent. The car park was full and I was lucky to get a space as another car pulled out. There were young families, the little ones bringing their bikes, the dog walkers and there were some elderly couples
|Enjoying the winter sunshine.|
|One of the fountains at the castle|
|Playing with different shutter speeds on the fountain|
|Looking back towards the castle from the end of the lake,|
|The algae breaks the reflection|
|The building in this picture houses an agricultural museum and the tearooms.|
|I couldn't decide whether I preferred the colour or the sepia photograph. What do you think?|
|This is where the girls raced their leaf boats, they went under the concrete "tunnel", First leaf out the other side was the winner|
|The swans would not co-operate. I know you shouldn;t take pictures of "go away birds" but they just did not want to look at me....and I hadn;t my zoom lens.|
|Showing me a "clean pair of heels" though one is a reflection of the other.|
|If you look carefully, you'll see someone doesn't want to get their feet wet.|
Most of all, I smiled as I remember the laughter around the table last week as No 1 daughter put the fear of God into Daughter No 3's boyfriend! Daughter No.3 was bringing him to visit the castle for the first time when the eldest slid it nicely into conversation that the castle is now a great wedding venue. I am not sure boyfriend is ready to plan a wedding yet.
But I can just see the family photos taken on these steps. Ssssssshhh don't tell D. Maybe when the rhodenderons are in bloom. :-)