Monday, 18 April 2016

The Blues

Today, we had our usual longer walk around Shipley Park, along Slack Road to Mapperley Village, then up and over the hill. On Shipley Hill, the Bluebells are really beginning to show their hand and when you are lucky enough to catch them in the sunshine, their scent is starting to fill the air. These are to be found growing close to the Nottingham Lodge.
As well as the Bluebells, the Daffodils are still hanging on and although mostly getting past their best, they still cause you stop and stare. The were filling the gardens of the Derby Lodge on the other side of the hill.
Leaving the hill we encountered some fine Field Maples which are also beginning to bloom and although not so colourful, their bright green flowers are quite beautiful.
And they reward a closer look.
It's beginning to look a lot like...Spring!
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