April in the garden is always a beautiful, colourful month to visit and this year is no exception.
My visit today had me spoilt for choice with colourful blooms and fresh, vibrant maple leaves appearing everywhere I looked.
I took my macro lens with me today to get some close up shots of the fluffy pink cherry blossoms and it was gorgeous to see that the other cherries were still holding on to their flowers too.
Azaleas are now flowering all over the garden and will soon be at their peak I suspect – another week or 2 in the weather stays warm.
The Japanese maples are usually at their most vibrant for spring at the end of April/beginning of May and I think they are set to be fantastic at this time as most are now opening up and unfurling their fresh new foliage – but most are not fully covered yet.
The pond is taking a long time to clear this year and we suspect that nearby building works may have disturbed the land and we are getting a lot of mud running in to the pond – our filtration system is working hard but seeing the fish is not easy at the moment sadly – fingers crossed for clear water soon.
My journey around the garden this morning was so relaxing and the quiet was just what I needed. The peace can be felt as soon as you enter the garden and everywhere you walk you can hear birdsong, water trickling and the occasional rustle of leaves in the breeze.
Spring is a time of year when visitors enjoy colour in abundance, with flowers blooming and a feeling of hope for the coming season.
Having had a baby just 3 months ago – I felt absolutely joyful having a little wonder around the garden and soaking up the feeling.
Here are my photos from todays visit –