Spring is here. Light evenings and ( sometimes) better weather means more time spent outside, so I am falling behind with my blog yet again.
Here are some photographs from Easter weekend, which began with warm sunshine when we walked through the grounds of Kingston Lacy, near Wimborne. It was a beautiful day.
The Slate Grey Dog is growing well and enjoys her outings with the family. She is pulling less and walked nicely around the woods and park. She met friendly dogs and children, which she loved.
An Easter Egg Hunt was in progress, so the woods resounded with the voices of children.......
....and the calls of birds.
Most of the woodland daffodils are the small, wild varieties but drifts of larger flowers grew nearer to the paths.
Trees beside the "snowdrop walk" have been coppiced.
Early spring is the time for yellow flowers. Drifts of celandine shone in bright sunshine.
Across the lane, in the old kitchen gardens, glasshouses are being renovated and used again. Allotment holders were busy preparing their plots for a new season`s growth.
Walking back towards the house, we passed the Japanese Garden, waiting among wintery trees for the blossoms of spring.
Flowers bloomed in bright colours in the camelia walk.
Rooftops of the fine old house showed above the treetops.
Clumps of pale primroses were quieter, lovelier flowers in unexpected places.
At the end of the woodland path, the way opened out onto acres of grassland and bare trees.