Wednesday, 4 April 2012

SPRING IN THE PARK



I took these photos just before we had our heatwave, and there are now a few more leaves around than then. But I always think the Park looks its best in early Spring, so hope you can enjoy these photos.

The above is looking across the lake to the more formal part of the park, with the bandstand.





There is a Nursery School which is right next to the Park, and they often bring the children out for a walk, feed the ducks, and generally get some fresh air!




Looking down the lake from the far end (well far end as we see it from our house!) and one of our two resident swans. The other one is sitting on a nest on an island at the other end. We used to have a lot of Canada Geese, and at least two lots of goslings every year, but the swans have chased all the geese away!





Again, the far end of the lake looking towards the mill just beyond. Not used as a Mill now, it is let out to small businesses. And that is my fed-up dog in the foreground waiting at the end of a long lead for me to start moving again!

We go on holiday in 4 weeks time, so after that you should get some more interesting pictures!

5 comments:

Karen S. said...

Oh what a lovely place! Thanks for sharing them with us, it's almost as good as being there! I just love the last photo ....and the dog just taking it all in too! great reflection in the water too!

Aunt Snow said...

Love your springtime bleeding heart header!!

I know swans are big bullies, but they sure do look beautiful on the water.

Hollace said...

Hi, Gilly. I haven't been blogging for a little while so I am happy to see you again--and Sue, too, today. I am jealous of your 'heatwave'; we are still shivering in the rain here in the Pacific Northwest. Still in the 40's and 50 degrees.
I love the bleeding hearts in your header. I have always found them so charming and sweet.
I have 2 new granddaughters now, one born Feb. 4 and one born Mar.8, both precious and healthy. They are both the first child in their family and it is a joy to watch my own children become parents. I hope to post pictures soon.
At the moment my daughter is here visiting from Washington, DC and my Dad has pneumonia...but he is getting well. It just puts pressure on his heart.
I am looking forward to your trip pictures. You always take such good ones, like the cruise ship dwarfing the old town in Norway!
I'm sure I'll be seeing you again before your trip, but let me say "Have a wonderful time!" just in case I don't.
Holly

Judy (kenju) said...

I love the color of the tree leaves, and especially the one that hangs down to the lake.

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

Is that a weeping willow tree? They are one of my favorites.

You live in such a picturesque place.