As I seem to have taken rather a large number of pictures today, I've split my post into two parts. This, the first, concentrates on the flowers, shrubs and trees. The second part (below) looks at the animals and birds.
At this time of the year, the Isabella Plantation in Richmond Park puts on her coat of many colours. The Rhododendrons and Azaleas are at their best and bluebells carpet the floor under the trees. Every year the same amazing colours are a feast for one's eyes.
I realised that if I didn't visit soon, the best would be over for another year. The sun was out and it was very sheltered in the plantation; this being a wooded area with ponds and glades.
I just wandered through and enjoyed the colour.
and the second pond
On the way to the gate, a carpet of bluebells.
(for birds and beasts - see post below)