Tuesday, 10 March 2015

A Walk in our local Woods Today

Spring has sprung so breaking off from working in the garden to take a walk in our local woods. 
A five minute car ride and we are surrounded by countryside to the North of our Borough. Looking South from our nearest park where I walk regularly we overlook London, the best of both worlds.



This park was the estate of Havering Palace with King Charles the I being the last Monarch to stay there in the 17th century. It was used as a royal hunting lodge
Today we are going to begin by walking down the long path of Redwoods




till we come across the Snowdrops, so pretty and delicate







Of course on returning home the gardening is still there! Over the weekend I pruned two trees, 9 bushes and 6 rose bushes - that's just for starters - a lot more to do yet!



14 comments:

Vee said...

Just what I consider quintessential English countryside...lovely...and very glad I am that you took a break from all that heavy-duty gardening. Are the daffodils blooming?

Merisi said...

What lovely early spring walk in your woods!
Take good care,
Merisi

CherryPie said...

Thank you for taking us on this virtual walk, it is beautiful :-)

Betty said...

Lovely....so serene and peaceful!

ellen b said...

Glad you were able to get out and enjoy a little bit of Spring. I love snowdrops!

Needled Mom said...

It looks like a perfect walk and the snowdrops look so beautiful.

Pruning the roses is a huge job. I am always relieved when they are done.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Thanks so much for sharing your walk and springtime. We are still snow covered but it is melting off this week with warmer temps. Maybe soon we do will have Spring !

Patsy said...

We cut our roses back and waiting for spring. Lovely walk!

Janneke said...

Lovely walk in the English countryside and such a wonderful field of snowdrops....
The weather is sunny, here too, so we can go on gardening, so much to do but I love it.
Wish you happy gardening!

Rasma Raisters said...

Thank you for the enjoyable walk in the English countryside and woods. I just love the pictures and they made me feel like I was there.

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

What a wonderful walk that was.

Elizabeth said...

So pretty and so much missed!

Deanna said...

Barb, It's been a while since I stopped by. This was a wonderful walk!
Blessings,
d

Annie said...

Interesting. Aside from the absence of trees here, your countryside reminds me very much of places that I can drive too as well and have a relaxing ramble through.