Firstly thank you all so very much for your wonderful comments and votes following yesterdays Silly Sunday upload.
Secondly Sorry that I never got around to looking at and commenting on all of your images yesterday. I spent most of the afternoon out, then on my return I was rather unwell and spent the rest of the day in slumber.
Anyway I am feeling much better today. Today's upload were captured yesterday whilst out with Julie and Kizmet at Ightham Mote.
Built nearly 700 years ago, this house has seen many changes and been owned by Medieval knights, courtiers to Henry VIII and high society Victorians.
Highlights include the picturesque courtyard, Great Hall, crypt, Tudor painted ceiling, Grade I listed dog kennel and the private apartments of Charles Henry Robinson, who gave Ightham Mote to the National Trust in 1985.
The house is surrounded by peaceful gardens with an orchard, water features, lakes and woodland walks.
Venture onto the Ightham Mote estate on one of the three estate walks, which offer unique views across the Kent countryside and stunning displays of flora and fauna. There is the renowned ancient bluebell woodland in spring at Scathes Wood, wildflowers in the summer, autumn colours and the crisp days of winter to come back and enjoy. Discover the hoppers' huts and the source of the water spring that feeds the moat at Ightham Mote.
I hope that you all have a wonderful day ahead, for me who knows.