I was up early this morning – light streaming through the curtains and the cockerel crowing fit to burst – so I took a load of photos at about 8.30, some of which are below.

an arty one to start!

an arty one to start!

the Poached Eggs - covered in bees yesterday

the Poached Eggs – covered in bees yesterday

More poppies

More poppies

Sweet Rocket - otherwise known as pinky things!

Sweet Rocket – otherwise known as pinky things!

the famous rope bridge

the famous rope bridge – with photographer’s shadow!

Still life on the pond

Still life on the pond

Gunnera dominates the view

Gunnera dominates the view

Looking across David's meadow

Looking across David’s meadow

Looking back to the house

Looking back to the house

Flag Iris

“Jonathan’s”  Iris

It's that pinky thing again!

It’s that pinky thing again!

The veg garden - spot the vegetables!

The veg garden – spot the vegetables!

Reflecting on a beautiful morning - in for a dip later

Reflecting on a beautiful morning – in for a dip later