Back to the Ashridge Estate once more, this time to show a 12-year-old boy the 'Harry Potter Tree' and, of course, take advantage of the glorious day.
The first time we came up here, a couple of months ago, we saw two deer and counted ourselves lucky, having never seen wild deer in the UK before. This time, they were everywhere – we even saw stags with their fabulous antlers – sometimes astonishingly close, especially considering there were people out walking their dogs and, at one point, trail bikes roaring by. The 12-year-old counted 20 in all and if you look closely, you can see some in the picture above. #nevertireofwatchingthemleap
In an effort to capture the beautiful sunlight stripling through the trees and lighting the tree trunks, I took a photograph. It doesn't quite show what we could see, but I'm just as pleased with it for looking almost like a painting.
Can't leave without one last picture of fungi. I want to say, "It's so pretty" or "It reminds me of an old-fashioned ladies' dress covered in ruffles", but you don't need me to describe it since you can see for yourself!
Thank you, weekend! You were fabulous.