There is no reason for this post other than for the simple fact that spring is a time for flowers and I like flowers and I like spring so I thought it would be nice to share a few photos with you. That’s all!
So, as promised, here they are. Before I go on please, if you want to experience a vision of really great flower photographs, do visit a couple of lovely ladies who just happen to have stunning blogs:
Theresa at dba Third Hand Art – for gorgeous photographs and digital art too
Jude over at Earth laughs in flowers…, – beautiful flower photographs
Meanwhile, here are mine:
Firstly, these are taken from Barrington Court, a National Trust house and gardens not far from us. If you want to visit just the gardens and the workshops, which are open during normal business hours and include a pottery barn, fabric shop, hand-made jewellery and woodworking shop, you don’t have to pay a parking or entrance fee. Always on the look out for freebies, that I am!
A truly beautiful place if you want to take a long walk within some tranquil and immaculately cared-for grounds.
I was rather taken with this fountain:
Not to mention the walled garden with the hidden doors which reminded me so much of one of my all-time favourite books, The Secret Garden.
What’s not to love about that story?
These next photographs were taken during a walk through the gardens of Minterne Magna, a gorgeous, privately owned estate situated half-way between the towns of Sherborne and Dorchester in Dorset.
Watch out for this magnificent stag, he appears out of nowhere….
Just had to share, this is St Andrew’s Church at the entrance to the gardens. It dates back to late medieval times and contains memorials belonging to the Digby, Napier and Churchill families.
Then just to round off:
Today I took my usual walk around the neighbourhood. When I left my house, the sun was shining but it was a little chilly. Then dark clouds rolled up and I got caught in driving rain. Determined to carry on, the clouds parted and the sun shone again, drying me out just in time before my return home. You never know what you’re going to get around here!
Enjoy your spring wherever you are today, my friends, and see you soon 🙂