Arty journeys...


Monday, 27 April 2015

Rapid growth in Coombe Wood

The sun shone for my walk this morning but it was very chilly in the shade. So much has grown since I was at Coombe Wood four days ago.

Mrs Duck has two little fluffy chicks

These little white flowers are fully open. I love the way they lean towards the light.

The developing stamens are bursting out of these tiny pink buds.

The seeds in the extended wild flower bed are beginning to grow . . .
. . . quite thickly in places
Wild flower seedlings
Lovely pink blossom against the blue sky

The baby Korean pine cones fascinate me. They're opening up - I wasn't expecting that.

Green hairy octopus-like tentacles breaking out of their pink protective cover

Giant magnolia flowers wide open to the sun

Two sticks attempting to support the weight of the camelias. Many flowers are dropping now leaving a pool of petals like a reflection on the path.

Yellow azalea
Pale pinky-lilac rhododendron
Bright pink rhododendron
Vivid red magnolia bud
Pastel pink rhododendron
This rhododendron bush is more like a tree, dripping with giant bouquets of flowers above my head. 

Delicate blossom
 Tree peony developing
Really tiny buds hanging under red leaves - might be berberis

Crown Imperial fritillary from underneath

I love the colour of these buds against the blue sky

Various scrumptious colour combinations of tulips 

I can't resist photographing the ferns as they continue to unfold - with their sea-horse-like spirals.

Thank you very much for joining me. 


  1. It was very chilly indeed this morning, but by the time I came home from work I had to carry my coat.... gorgeous photos as always, Angela!!

  2. I've no idea what to wear in this changeable weather Helen. Thank you for your kind comment on my photos. These were taken on my old and temperamental camera which sometimes won't stop zooming! My best camera has gone to be repaired (hopefully).

  3. Such a lovely variety of blooms and plants in your woodland walks Angela, and really sumptuous colours.

    1. Thank you Cath. Yes there's always so much to enjoy!