The gardens at Newby Hall were looking wonderful.
There are 25 acres to explore and the double border above is 172 meters long - I was really impressed at how very good it all looked in spite of the heatwave.
The most idyllic part was a boat trip on the River Ure - I loved how modest and un-commercial it was. Just a lazy half an hour on a simple boat with a relaxed guy who loved the quiet and the wildlife of the riverbank and enjoyed sharing it - he knew where all the nests were, was sweet with the children and never asked for the money. You just gave him the £5 as you got off and I had the impression he really wouldn't have cared much if you forgot...
It was also cooler on the river! 28/29 degrees is too hot for me.
Makes me idle.
An idle idyll is no bad thing now and then... thank you Lynne!
How has the heat affected you this summer?