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Day 269/365: Sizergh Castle

I bring you another mammoth photo post from last month, in which we visited Sizergh Castle, a National Trust property near Kendal in the Lake District. It was a damp drizzly day, but we still managed to enjoy our time in the gardens.

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Hello, lovely flower beds.

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Keiki heads into a dim and dusty outbuilding.

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Outbuilding turns out to house a number of strange objects, including an ornately decorated skiff and a giant bellows.

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Other than that, it houses nothing other than a very loud echo, as Keiki and Humuhumu discover.

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Keiki points the way to the gardens.

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Spot the bloke amongst the topiary.

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Keiki and Humuhumu search for the Daddy in the trees.

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Humuhumu and the bloke sitting on a stone bench.

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“I am done with the topiary,” says Keiki, “let us proceed to the next bit.” Or at least that’s I think he meant.

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The bloke hides behind a large pot on the terrace in front of the castle.

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He’s not aware that Humuhumu has abandoned the game and gone to be picturesque on a wooden bench in an alcove.

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Keiki, meanwhile, has gone for a lie-down on the lawn.

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Oh wait, she’s playing again.

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Daddy rescues Keiki from the lawn.

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Pretty wildflower bed in front of the steps up to the castle.

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Keiki loved the lily pond, which was full of coots.

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If this were my way into the castle, I might want to keep it to myself too.

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Keiki knows there must be some fish around here somewhere.

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He smells water, somewhere up these stone steps.

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Found it!

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Humuhumu and Keiki questing for tiny fish, after being told there were no koi carp here.

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Disappointment over the lack of big koi is mitigated by the fun of picking up long trailing pieces of algae with one finger.

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Onward to the veggie patch and wildflower garden.

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Feline guardian of the garden.

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When you find a sunflower that’s bigger than your head.

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Now we’re playing “Who can spot the biggest pumpkin?”

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Right, Mummy, it’s time to move on.

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Nicandra physalodes, or “shoo-fly” plant, nearly finished blooming.

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I don’t know what these are, but we liked them.

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When you’re trying to sit on a bench looking serious…

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...but then some little rabble-rouser comes along…

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...and spoils it.

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“Pulling Faces and Eating Shortbread”, the Keiki edition.

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“Pulling Faces and Eating Shortbread”, the Humuhumu edition.

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We are exhausted, can’t you see?

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