It was such a lovely morning we decided to walk at Trentham today instead of our usual Tuesday. The sun was bright, making it impossible to see at times but it was so lovely to feel the warmth of it on our backs and to see the blue sky.
Today's walk was all about light and shade, reflections and shadows.
As we walked around the garden, the spring flowers were out. Buzzards wheeled over head, cormorants and herons flew over too on their way to the lake, and the crocus geese made their way across the grass.
More crocus under the trees
Such a beautiful colour
Daffodils were hard to photograph in the bright sunshine but lots of them are in flower now.
The reflections of the colours were so vivid
Planting was underway in the kitchen garden
The trees looked wonderful against the blue sky
Paul walked in front of me as I was taking this photo but I've left him in as in his warm, beige coloured hat he looks a bit like a fourth mushroom.
Everything looked so clear and sharply defined in the sunny brightness.
I love the shadow of the head of the goose on the right reflected on the flank of the goose on the left.
The beginnings of the new stumpery using the roots of the trees that have been removed for the refurbishment of the garden taking it back to how it was when designed by Capability Brown.
The trees themselves were looking wonderful in the glorious light.
Two hours passed by so quickly.
What a lovely morning it was!