Arty journeys...


Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Tuesday morning - long walk (including Coombe Wood)

An unexpectedly sunny day - a bus ride and a long walk down to Coombe Wood. I discovered that the bus stop is further away than the tram stop. This path is sandwiched between the road and the tram line.

Yellow gorse flowers and blue sky.

I took a short cut into Coombe Wood through a gap in  the fence.

A pink pool of 'fallen camellias flows across the path. Rhododendron buds are opening everywhere.

 Some of the magnolias are only just opening. 

Bleeding hearts are still opening at the tip of the stem but beginning to fade further towards the centre of the plant.

Gorgeous blossom - deep pink buds opening to pastel pink flowers. 


Bluebells and buttercups. 

From a distance this tree looks as if it is covered in white blossom

but some of it is delicate pink and the buds are very deep pink.

There's quite a cloud of honesty flowers now. 

These buds look soft like suede. 

Little pink flowers

There are a lot of different shades of pink at the moment.

and the zingy green of new leaves

 Little orange poppies. 

The tulips.

Some of them are quite unruly now - bending stems and wide open flowers.

I know there were loads of tulip photos in my last post but they won't be here for much longer. I continue to be amazed by the colours of individual flowers, the assorted shapes and the amazing combinations of colours which have been put together by the gardener.

Tall and short tulips with colourful underplanting. 

For some obscure reason I ended up walking home - it wasn't my best idea ever as I have a lot of pain in my foot and the long walk didn't help it at all - but it was worth it. On my way home I had a look at the thatched cottage


strange little explosions of pine flowers which shower pollen if you touch them

 The little leaves look far too delicate for this tree that has a very wide trunk.

Neatly stacked logs.

 I thought these were droopy leaves till examining the photo - they look like clusters of catkins.

 Mistletoe balls

Variety of trees. 


 Shirley Windmill. 

 Masses of white fluffy flowers. 


 Blue flowers in the centre of the dual carriageway. 

Pinky coloured Lilac tree. 

Masses of yellow flowers outside the BP garage. 

Oh my poor foot - but sometimes it's worth it - I'm paying for it today though. 

Thank you very much for joining me. 


  1. well I don't mind how many tulips you share- and the rest of the colour too! Can't believe you walked home as well (knowing how far it is!) - hope your foot isn't too bad now. I do love all the extras you captured for us though!

    1. Thank you very much for your lovely comments Helen. I'm going again today - and I'm very relieved to say that a friend is kindly taking me.