We stayed in our caravan about 5 miles from Hay-on-Wye for the Festival, a lovely site:
I booked a day’s workshop with ImageSeen, to be held at Westonbirt Arboretum. It was called Impressions of Westonbirt, and the subject was closeups and “intentional camera movement” (ICM); but it didn’t really matter as it was going to be good to concentrate on photography, whatever the subject matter. In the event it was very good fun and quite rewarding; I learned a few new techniques and remembered a few old . . .
Westonbirt is not far from the “oldest town in England”, Malmesbury, where are situated some historic buildings and their gardens. The Abbey House Gardens was a delight.
Finally, I found two delightful scenes:
When bluebells bloom in our woods (we have 5 or so ancient woodlands near us) it brings more visitors to see the sights. Unfortunately, some of the visitors let their dogs loose to trample the flowers, while others walk through the patches to get a better photo, each of which activities can ruin a patch of bluebells for later visitors; but I managed to get to Waresley Wood before too many new paths had been trodden.
Two small people whom I know quite well also enjoyed a walk in the woods.
And I happened upon a practice flying day at Old Warden airfield, near Biggleswade. It’s the home of the Shuttleworth Collection.