Myself and my Wife (sounds very posh!) have a bucket list. A list of days out and things to try that we want to achieve. Some are bigger than others; fly an aircraft for example, cheek by jowl with visits to a local restaurant. It is an eclectic mix - a way of keeping track of all the things we want to do over the next few years. We've been making such a list for the last few months and slowly making our way through it - very slowly as it happens. I also have a photography location bucket list but that is for another time....
A, B and C were quickly ticked off and we have lots of potentials for E, F and so on but D was causing us a problem. For some reason we couldn't think of anything. Eventually we narrowed it down to two options; Duxford Air Museum or Denny Abbey. Duxford (a local military collection) will be ticked off another time and on a rare early summers day In May we visited Denny Abbey..... Owned by the English Heritage charity, Denny Abbey is one of those attractions tucked away that you've probably driven past many times and either not noticed it or thought "we must go there at some point." We were exactly the same, "Must go to Denny at some point - even just to say we've been!"
Denny is a quant window back to a simpler time. An old abbey, combined with an extensive collection of historical farm machinery. It might not be for everyone but on that pleasant summers day, surrounded by fields and fields of farmland and grass. It was an ilidic scene and one that allowed you to forget the list of things you had to do that day and the inevitable rushing about and instead you could let your mind wander back to a simpler time.
So what is this weeks image of? A tractor, the abbey itself, myself some ancient farming implement. Far from it. This weeks image was taken in their small kitchen garden located just behind the abbey itself. a thin line of flowers with a short path through the middle. One of the first genuinely warm weekends of the year and it was great to see the sun shining for the first time in what seemed like months. The shear variety of colour from the rows of flowers in the mid morning sunlight was such an uplifting sight.
Taken with a Canon70D with a Sigma 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM / F8 / Iso 250