Daffodils

Glorious daffodils – there are lots appearing around Shipton – many different varieties in the driveway up to the secret garden (a wild wood that is open to the public) and these miniature examples found while returning from a short Sunday walk (between rather heavy rain showers) in a border by the road.  Spring is definitely…

Spring?

Has Spring arrived?  Hmmm…not yet (a frosty -4°C here this morning), but there are signs that it is coming – found these snowdrops near Bourton-on-the-Water while walking Sparky on Saturday. Took this with the largest aperture I could to throw the background out of focus (f3.2 rather than f2.8 as I had to zoom in…

Bluebells

Two photographs of bluebells taken on the short walk back to the car from the Wellington Monument. Not seen many of these this year, but not been walking through many woods – most of my walking is being done across fields taking Sparky for his exercise or in town near the office!   Technical details:…

Spring has arrived!

Spring has arrived here in the UK – recently we have had some very warm and pleasant weather (though as we go into a Bank Holiday weekend, typically, the forecast is for rain…needed after the dry weather, but during the working week would be fine!) Here are some Forget-me-Nots that are growing on the the…

Spring has sprung!

This photograph was taken in the Wychwood Wild Garden in Shipton-under-Wychwood – a fantastic day – sunny, clear blue sky, temperatures above 20˚C on Sunday 16th March 2014. We had just been to The Lamb Inn in Shipton for lunch (recommended!) – we ate a birthday lunch for my wife outside (pretty good for March in the…