How sad then to stumble across this one,
in the grounds of Peasmarsh Place in Sussex,
once the home of Alice Liddell
of Alice in Wonderland fame,
and now a private care home.
And yet, oblivious of the neglect,
the orchard was flourishing.
Trees bowed under the weight,
of rare varieties.
The ground littered with bruised and rotting fruit.
Oh what a terrible waste.
Despite the reproving gaze of this gentleman,
Reader, I succumbed.
Good job I had capacious pockets that day.
Heather sees the same problem where she lives.
* No not this blog, cheeky.