Sunday, February 19, 2006

Spring is in the air - 18 February 2006

Easton Lodge lake
Spring is in the air, foggy walks notwithstanding. After a walk in the area of Hertingfordbury we went on to look at the snowdrops at Benington Lordship. Snowdrops are quite amazing in that much of their beauty is concealed from the casual viewer. CrocusesTake the double snowdrop for instance; unless you get down and turn the flower upside down you have no idea of the beauty within.

Inside the snowdropThen it was on to the Gardens of Easton Lodge for more snowdrops, but they were not that fantastic. We did find another flower having a ‘bad hair day’ which was quite attractive. All the casual observer sees

There is no grand house at Easton, the last Lodge having burned down in the winter of 1918 in unusual circumstances that could only happen in the UK. Witch Hazel“A sick monkey was hospitalised in the night nursery. It was given a coal fire and a blanket to keep warm. It put the blanket on the fire and ran around the house with this blazing torch.” The house was razed; the fate of the monkey is unknown. Image produced from the Ordnance Survey Get-a-map service. Image reproduced with kind permission of Ordnance Survey and Ordnance Survey of Northern Ireland.


somethingsicantsay said...

i like your blog. luv the pics.

Curious said...

luv the pics... what camera do u use?

dreamweaver said...

Wow, those were amazing the view through the fence and the lone tree in silver smog! thanks for sharing those...truely inspirational

Murray said...

Camera is a Fuji FinePix F10

raaj said...

Hi ilike your blog. veyr good pohotos what camera do u use?