My first port of call after breakfast was the car boot sale at the show ground over towards the far side of the island. In good weather this sale is seriously big but in spite of the huge number of stalls I didn't see anything which particularly interested me so for once my money stayed firmly in my pocket.
From the show ground I drove back down the A5 and round to Menai Bridge town and Plas Cadnant Hidden Gardens. I first went there a couple of years ago and though the flowers and plants were beautiful the weather wasn't; it was a very dull and grey day so my photos didn't look as good as they could have done, but now with the current blue sky and sunshine I should get some much better shots. And I make no apologies for the number I've put on here - these are just some of the seventy eight I took in total and it was really hard to choose which ones to include.
Now I must confess I don't 'do' gardening, I have no interest in it at all and other than the obvious ones I haven't a clue about plant and flower names but I do enjoy looking round established gardens such as this one, especially when such a riot of colour gives me lots of good photos.
It was while I was wandering round that I was approached by a couple with a small child, they asked if I knew anything about snakes as they'd found one lying in the middle of the path just round the corner. When I went to have a look I realised it wasn't a snake but a slow worm - it was partially curled up and appeared to be asleep. Not wanting to leave it there but not really wanting to touch it I found a stick and hooked it up off the ground, and in doing so realised that it was a very dead slow worm. It didn't look like it had been there long though so maybe the hot sun had got the better of it - it was laid to rest in the nearby shrubbery then with a few more photos taken I headed up to the nearby cafe for coffee and cake. This was followed by a dog walk round the large grassy car parking area, then satisfied that I'd seen and photographed everything I wanted to I drove away from Plas Cadnant and headed for my next port of call.