Springtime in England


 

lilacs

Springtime in England is so beautiful.  With everything fresh and blooming I thought it was a good idea to share a few photos amongst the Italian trip report.  Also a special occasion!  As it is 10 years ago this week that I moved to England to live.  The lilacs always remind me of that because I can remember how they were in bloom when I first came here and it was a welcoming sight at the time, and still is.  To celebrate the big day, and while the weather was nice we had an outing in the countryside.

moat

Our first stop was at Baddesley Clinton near Warwick in Warwickshire.  This is a 15th century moated manor house owned by the National Trust.  We have visited several times before but on this visit it seemed especially beautiful.  I think it is because we arrived before the house was open and we had a chance to wander around while it was quiet in the morning.

courtyard

One of the reasons we went was to see the wisteria in bloom.  Above and below in the courtyard of the house.

entrance

There was also wisteria blooming in the walled garden.

garden

Along with the hedges trimmed in squares and preparations for more blooming flowers throughout the summer.

wall of wisteria

wisteria

Their are fields of grazing sheep around the property.  Of course this time of year also means spring lambs.

sheep

And the geese with their little ones wandering around the grounds.

geese

No trip to a National Trust property would be complete without tea and scones.  We reminisced about my first cream tea down in Devon and how I have grown to love scones over the years.

scones

Another viewing of the flowering lilac tree before going on a drive.

lilac tree

Taken from the car, but a great springtime scene, fixing up the cottage for summer.painting

We followed a route by car and foot around the Vale of Evesham which has many orchards and is so pretty this time of year.  So many different types of trees in bloom.

trees

Here the sheep have found a shady to spot to rest in the apple orchard.tree

So much has happened and changed since I first moved here in 10 years time. But I have to say I love England more and more every day.

shade

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6 comments

  1. All lovely but especially the sheep in the shade of the apple trees.

  2. There is a lot to love in England !These photos are lovely and bring back wonderful memories for me – a beautiful, ‘green and pleasant’ land…. ! Thank you for sharing…

  3. beautiful England:) I was in London the last week, had great weather:)

  4. You have captured Baddesly Clinton and the English spring at its best. Your photos are delightful 🙂

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