|I did! The grass was like a lush carpet, so soft, warm and yielding.
|Dramatic, isn't it - I only saw one of this, whatever it is. Anyone know?
|Hyde Hall is one of the higher points of Essex, so there are some rather attractive views from various points. This was about half way up.
|One of several large ponds/small lakes. The walk around this one was shady and fresh and very peaceful, despite a more or less full car park.
|If you look closely, you can see that this sedum is covered in wasps. All the sedums (seda?) were, it was weird. They all clustered on the flower heads and the others around were ignored.
|There were a number of African inspired sculptures around. I particularly liked this one, called 'Our First Child'.
|Pretty and unexpected, just sitting in the corner of one of the lawns.