This was one of our walks last week. We usually can find a few birds to take photos of, but there were none today.
There were, however, lots of lovely trees...
lots of lovely daffodils.
"No matter what you ask of the daffodil,
It will still wait until spring to bloom.
From this I learned that
We all open up when the time is right."
"Fair daffodils we weep to see you haste away so soon,
As yet the early rising sun has not attained its noon."
"For oft when on my couch I lie,
in vacant or in pensive mood,
They flash upon that inward eye,
which is the bliss of solitude,
And then my heart with pleasure fills,
and dances with the daffodils."
"Picasso said that no one has to explain a daffodil. Good design is understandable to virtually everybody. You never have to ask why."
And these are the last of my daffodil photos until next year.
The Forsythia bush was putting on quite a show too.
The flower was named after a Scottish botanist called William Forsythia. It belongs to the same family as the olive. In the spring the flowers appear before the leaves.
This is the gate to the kitchen garden near the visitor center. It was locked but too early to see any of what they plant here of course, quite bare but the soil had been tilled.
The one-and-only beehive had a little activity. As I walked by the bees were flying all around me. I have only ever been stung once in my life and that was many years ago.
This arbor has a bench underneath where we often sit and wait for the birds to appear, but no feathered friends visited today.
We did have one visitor as we walked back to our car. He had a nut in his mouth but was so surprised to see us he dropped it, and it landed near our feet. He wasn't coming down to retrieve it until we left, so we left.
A short trip and not too many photos but we had fun. The weather was chilly but the sunshine warmed us. It was good to get out for a while and we enjoyed the exercise.
Thanks for visiting and I hope your day is a happy one.