Overall, June wasn’t a bad month for pictures. I did take quite a few at home, exactly half of the month’s photos. But I also managed to get out and about locally as well as a little further afield.
First off, some “near misses” from the month:
[Evening Foxglove was a close contender for Day #162, taken near Ardleigh Reservoir]
[Red Symmetry was taken in the formal gardens at Danbury Park on Day #167]
[Table Shadows was a strong scene found in Docklands on Day #160]
I also enjoyed a trip to look around the gardens at Hylands House. There was a wedding reception going on in the main house, a very grand affair. The main house is a wonderfully restored example of classic Georgian architecture. Plus the sun was out with fluffy clouds scudding about in the sky.
The wedding party was spilling out into the grounds around the house, first for photos out the front, and later enjoying cocktails with jazz on the terrace and lawn behind. All terribly civilised. Heaven knows how much it all cost!
The formally laid out beds were great for macro shots – and I found these two lovely bees buzzing gently around some of the flowers [right].
I also enjoyed the new display garden which was built to commemmorate the 2007 World Scout Jamboree which was held in the park last summer. It was in this garden’s entrance gazebo that I found my picture of the day for Day #166.