It was such a lovely day and such a day for lovers.
While we explored some of the ancient arts, most of our time was spent in the gardens.
We observed the wildlife and gazed at the water lilies.
Scenes, scientific plant names and fallen pink rose petals were collected in our sketchbooks.
There were tall stalks of unusual Hollyhocks...
... and this glowing red specimen called "Lovage." I loved it.
We took turns being the photographer and being the model...
... and both posed for a stranger who offered her photography services.
Then we lunched where pink cows graze in a field of yellow. Perfection.