After our visit to Haddon Hall three weeks ago, we were able to go back today. Joining us were Grammy, and friends Sarah, Heather, Josh, Matt, Abby, Nathaniel, Toby, Kathy, and new friend Christelle.
It was a wonderful afternoon. The breeze blew cold, the sun sometimes shone hot, clouds drifted endlessly across the sky, shifting shadows skimmed over the ground. Hints of autumn danced around the beautiful gardens like woodland fairies bringing mischief. The loss of summer brilliance goes almost unnoticed in a place like Haddon. Dryer, duller colours somehow suit it more; the lovely smells of the lavender, tansy, and other herbs drift through the gardens and into the house.