In an English Country Garden

At the weekend I was at Thorp Perrow Arboretum, near Bedale in Yorkshire.  No need for words really.  Just wander with me, in the warm sunshine.

Many of the daffodils are past their best, but an army of compatriots leap to attention behind them.  I’ve seldom seen such variety in one place.  Arum lilies quietly stand guard over the pond.  The soft colours of Spring are all around me, pierced by the vibrance of Japanese acers.

At this time of year, and with such weather, my Place in the World would have to be in an English country garden.  Ask me in Winter though and I suspect you’ll get a different answer.  Revelling in my surrounds, my intention had been simply to capture an armload of beauty for Cathy’s photographic challenge over at Wander.essence.  But I’m sure she won’t mind to share.

 

117 comments

  1. That was a pleasant virtual stroll through the lovelies of Yorkshire. Thanks for the tour! Is that last one a Magnolia? It looks familiar but I can’t quite recall.

  2. What a feast for the eyes! I can imagine my soul filling up just walking through this place. Wow! You captured it wonderfully. Thank you kindly for sharing the beauty of it all! Have a lovely weekend. Koko 🙂

  3. What delightful photos of flowers. I really love the two photos where you show an expanse of garden too. It must feel wonderful to walk through such pretty and visually harmonic places. The English light is so gentle in spring time – it’s a real visual treat. Your photos really capture something of that.

    1. Thanks so much, Suzanne! We are so lucky with our gardens. This arboretum is beautiful at all times but especially Spring and Autumn. I love being there and trying to capture the delicacy and sheer beauty of the flowers. I’m glad you like them too. 🙂 🙂

    1. Good morning, Patti! 🙂 🙂 I’m just putting the final touches on a walk with the Romans. It’s another lovely day here and it’s great to have your company.

    1. I know! Can you believe I was disappointed when we first got there? The first rows of daffs had pretty much gone over and I thought there wasn’t going to be anything to see. 🙂 🙂

  4. I’d have to agree. I feel so peaceful and happy in an English Country garden – but I’ll have to admit my garden needs a bit more work! Such wonderful colours. Thanks for reminding me of home while in Tenerife!

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