As well as the nature, there is the Sconce itself, a remnant of Newark's Civil War past when it was besieged three times by Cromwell's forces and only surrendered when ordered to by Charles I himself.
I don't know whether Charles or Cromwell were nature lovers, but I certainly am, and the last couple of days we've had some lovely colours thrown into the mix as well.
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|Devon pasture very lush by the ponds|
|Harebells are out of the Sconce|
|Closer in. Not best focus sadly|
|I love how they gradually turn a circle as they feed|
|Splash of colour|
|Bee fly of some type|
|Hover and lady|
|Thumping great red tailed queen|
|White bumble bum|
|Beacon Hill bee|
|Comma and peacock|