Tuesday, April 12, 2022

OUR WALK NEAR WALNEY VISITOR CENTER

 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... 

and

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.





34 comments:

  1. I would have loved to see that squirrel drop the nut in surprise! The Daffodils and Forsythia are so pretty in the sun. We have a Forsythia in our front yard, so I found the info on the Scottish botanist very interesting!

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    1. He gave us a chuckle, that's for sure :) I would like to plant a Forsythia bush here too. Thanks Ginny!

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  2. Gorgeous day filled with bright, sunny flowers...love the Wadsworth poem best. Cute furry tree critter too. 😊

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  3. I love all the daffodils. I have seen them in the stores but none growing outside just yet. They should be coming soon though

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  4. Even without birds it does look like a delightful walk - and the squirrel was a big bonus.

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  5. Hello, Denise

    Beautiful captures from your walk. The daffodils and forsythia are beautiful. The yellow colors are so cheerful. Take care, have a great day and week ahead!

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  6. well worth the visit just to see those beautiful trees against the sky.. trees are my THING, love them more than birds and the only thing bad about daffodils is they don't last long enough.. the color of joy

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    1. My thing too and I have seen some beautiful ones on your blog :) I like that, the color of joy. They certainly are!

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  7. Kentucky had wild forthia growing all over the mountains in the spring.

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    1. How wonderful! That must have been an incredible sight. Thanks Sandra :)

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  8. You have a yellow theme today. Spring yellows are a vibrant kind.

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  9. Such a pleasure to walk through this post with you

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  10. A beautiful walk and your photographs are all beautiful too :)

    All the best Jan

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    1. Thank you Jan, and all the best to you too :)

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  11. Glad to hear you had fun on your walk. I enjoyed the photos of the trees and the daffodils!

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  12. Such a lovely place to get your Vitamin D and walk, Denise. The daffodils are so pretty there. Mine are now gone...Love that quote you featured---"We all open up when the time is right." Very powerful statement, thank you.

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    1. Thank you Martha Ellen, I am happy you enjoyed my post, particularly the quote which is as you say, powerful :)

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  13. Such a pretty walk you took us on. Forsythia is such beautiful bush. Wish it would bloom longer. I guess if it did, I wouldn't take the time to enjoy it as much as I do.
    Betsy

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    1. Thanks Betsy, so glad you enjoyed it. I feel that way about all the spring blooms :)

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  14. Your world is definitely waking up. I'm loving all the yellow -- so cheery!

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