As mentioned yesterday, last Wednesday I took some pictures of the many camelias and rhododendrons that are coming into flower - nearly all taken in the Woodland Gardens. The trees coming into bud add to the colour of the gardens.
On entry to the smaller of the two Woodland Gardens
Into the larger of the two gardens, this tree stood out against the skyline
An emerging Camelia bud which
in turn produced the white flower
The flowers of Pieris Japonica
Then today, after having walked about 4 miles into Kingston-upon-Thames along the Thames towpath (no pictures) with my daughter and grandson (we caught the bus back and, oh the joy, of not having to use the car!) I dashed home for a quick bite to eat then headed off for Polsden Lacy. I visited in the main, the more wooded areas of the garden looking for spring flowers and I wasn't disappointed.
All these pictures were taken with the Canon 70-300mm lens which I haven't tried with the Canon 50D before. I was reasonably pleased with the results.
A new addition to Polsden Lacy was a flock of sheep
Snowdrops - but going over now.
A bumble bee enjoying the Helebores
The brilliant yellow flowers of the Mahonia
and these tiny white flowers around the base of a tree
I don't know what they are but, if you do?........
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