The park beckoned us to enjoy the lovely sunshine today. In my garden the primroses and crocus celebrate the spring.
We strolled past the bowling green admiring the willows glowing golden by the river.
The river Gade is swollen by recent rains but hasn’t flooded the park as it did last year, when it recreated the lake that was here in the 18th century.
The elegant bridge was once part of the driveway for Sir Astley Cooper, and there is a lovely view of the church from it. We follow the river back towards the town.
A strange warning call alerts us to the beautiful thrush sitting in the tree above our heads. We aren’t sure if he’s yelling at us or at the magpies in the next tree.
On the mound at the end of the Jellicoe water gardens, there are crocuses and primulas.
More blossom and flowers greet us all along the serpentine path.
In the formal gardens, the snowdrops still bloom but the daffodils and crocus outshine them.