Saturday, 14 May 2011

BITS AND PIECES ROUND THE PARK



The two swans that arrived on the lake a few days ago are still here, and look very settled. However, it has been fiendishly difficult to get a photograph of them together, but there are definitely two, and they look pretty much identical! Taking photos with a dog on a lead is very difficult, and I don't always take my camera with me. When I don't, I can guarantee there will be something I wanted to take!




This is the view we see as we come out of the gate from our garden into the park. On a fine weekend you have to be careful not to get hit by flying golf balls, as we are directly opposite the third green! However, it has all been looking very nice since the grass was mown, and the sun shone!




The May (Hawthorn) trees are in full bloom, this particular one looks really lovely by the lake. Yes, that is my dog, Max, standing mournfully at the extent of the lead, waiting for me to get a move on!




The variegated holly bush sends out lovely little pink new leaves.




And despite being snowed under, walked over and sledged on in the winter, the pansies have made a great show down by the bandstand!

The weather has turned quite cold again, but I really must get out with my camera again soon! You are probably all wondering if I ever do anything but walk round the park! Well, yes, I do sometimes! ;)

9 comments:

kenju said...

I always enjoy seeing your photos, Gilly, and these are no exception. I really like the landscape! We don't have such expansive views around here, due to too many trees and buildings. I do love our trees, though.

Tracy said...

Doesn't nature have a wonderful way of staging a comeback under the most dire of circumstances? I love your photos...the pansies are exquisite!

KathyA said...

Lovely photos and a beautiful park. Glad the swans there are still okay. The resilience of the pansies amazes me.

Janet said...

Looks like the kind of walk I enjoy !the pansies are lovely!

Diane said...

Its great to see the changes the seasons bring to the same place. I tremember your photos of the frozen lake. Where has that sunshine gone? xxx

theMuddledMarketPlace said...

it must be similar to having a large garden extension!

Greener Pastures--A City Girl Goes Country said...

My sister and her family are in England right now. Sorry to hear it got cold again!

That park reminds me of the Teletubbies.

Reflection Through The Seasons said...

Hello Gilly....
I was blog hopping and was so pleased to come upon your lovely blog. I've enjoyed your pictures and reading some of your posts.

Yes, nature does have this amazing way of renewing itself... the results of which have been very evident with the amount of blossom on the trees this spring after such a harsh winter. Glorious picture of the May blossom.... I love its fragrance.

Marion - Wales UK.

Jenny said...

Everything looks so fresh and new, after 2 weeks in Italy I really appreciate seeing a good old British park, pansies and all.