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.
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.
One of the reasons we went was to see the wisteria in bloom. Above and below in the courtyard of the house.
There was also wisteria blooming in the walled garden.
Along with the hedges trimmed in squares and preparations for more blooming flowers throughout the summer.
Their are fields of grazing sheep around the property. Of course this time of year also means spring lambs.
And the geese with their little ones wandering around the grounds.
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.
Another viewing of the flowering lilac tree before going on a drive.
Taken from the car, but a great springtime scene, fixing up the cottage for summer.
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.
Here the sheep have found a shady to spot to rest in the apple orchard.
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.