“The flower that blooms in adversity is the rarest and most beautiful of all. ~ Walt Disney.
Blooming heck! Would you look at this cheeky little calf on the left! Not having enough patience to wait for her mother to return from grazing, she helped herself to a drink from her babysitter. The cow looked slightly puzzled as to why she had two calves suckling but didn’t seem to mind too much. I have since seen this youngster do the same thing with a couple of the other mothers, and she appears to be the only calf to do this!
Oops! A week or so back during our family BBQ, son-in-law Simon set fire to the blooming chipolatas!
Last week, youngest daughter Sophie and I took a drive over to the market town of Helmsley, situated within the North York Moors National Park, North Yorkshire. It was a journey that I had expected to take just over an hour, and having done this journey before, albeit a few years ago, I didn’t bother using the Sat Nav. First, we took the A1 north, but we were so busy chatting that I completely missed two of my turnings!
Eventually, we arrived in Helmsley, but as we’d set off later than intended and the journey had taken longer than planned, by the time we’d had lunch and looked around the lovely little shops, there was no time to see the other places of interest that Helmsley has to offer.
Unfortunately, because the school run was beckoning, the Walled Garden, the 900-year old medieval castle and the 11-century ruins of Rievaulx Abbey had to be left off our itinerary.
Something England does extremely well is show off our smaller towns and villages, Helmsley is no exception, and I’m sure you’ll agree that these blooms in Helmsley are blooming marvellous! Could not resist including the blooming lovely fruit cart!
(C) SueW-nansfarm.net 2019 photo challenge Bloom from Weekly Prompts.
Footnote: Walled garden, Castle and Abbey photos courtesy of English Heritage.