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Friday, 1 May 2009

A Riot of Colour in Richmond Park

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.














Reflections







and the second pond




On the way to the gate, a carpet of bluebells.


(for birds and beasts - see post below)

16 comments:

swatson said...

some beautiful photos there Tricia
Sheila

Midmarsh John said...

What a riot of colour Tricia. That must have been a spectacular display.

Billy said...

Wow, brilliant reflection shots! Years ago, I used to believe that the place where you got those reflection shots had been found by me and that I was the only one who knew where it was!

Bill

Tricia said...

Hi Sheila and thank you.

John - The colour really was riotous and it's one of those time when the camera can never do it justice. It really does have to be seen for real. And the scented Azaleas need to be smelt too....

Bill - It's a wonderful pond - tucked away magically beneath the trees.

(But only you and I know about it ;) )

Chris said...

Beautiful post Tricia.
These bluebells are impressive they are colonising the whole area where they are. Beautiful set of spring pictures.

Janine said...

The one labeled "Reflections" is stunning

holdingmoments said...

Beautiful pictures Tricia. Must have been like walking through a rainbow.

Roy said...

Lovely colours and great photography Tricia.

ShySongbird said...

Lovely, colourful post. Great photos.

Tricia said...

Chris - Thank you - bluebells really are "Spring".

Janine - thank you. I love reflections and the mallards helped creating movement in this one.


Keith - thank you. It was very "rainbow"-like.

Roy and Jan - thank you. One of the most colourful places I know at this time of the year.

The Early Birder said...

A delightful part of the Park. So much colour beautifully captured plus the gorgeous reflections.

SPD said...

Brings back so many happy memories of all of us walking there mum Thanks. Esp as nightshifts mean no daylight for me this has cheered me up!
Lv
SPD

Warren Baker said...

lovely atmospheric photos tricia.

Tricia said...

Hi Frank - delightful indeed and thanks - reflections are definitely "my" thing!

SPD- Glad you're cheered by the sunny pictures and memories. They'll be more sun for you when the night duties finally end :)

Hi Warren and thanks.

oldcrow61 said...

Beautiful pictures Tricia.

Tricia said...

Thanks OC :D

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