Tuesday, 4 May 2021

T Stands For.....The Winter Garden at Dunham

 We went back to Dunham last week and the changes since last time were wonderful! The only thing was, we were watching rain clouds threatening all the time. We arrived there just after it had stopped raining and luckily got to our next destination before it rained again.

The lake looks beautiful with those reflections 
We were both fascinated with the shadows the trees made
It's lovely to see Cowslips and Bluebells together
We sat on this bench to drink takeaway coffees we had bought at the cafe.

It is here that I will join Bleubeard and Elizabeth at the Altered Book Lover for T Stands For Tuesday

Hubby thought you would rather see me this week! As some of you know I have had my hair cut since this photo

This Jackdaw was getting brave

Hubby took a closer look at the Tulips and Bluebells
Ferns are unfurling

My favourite view!

Bluebells aplenty as we walked on the back path

Some Solomon's Seal too

It looks as though there is going to be clean up of the stream some time soon

The clouds really do look full of rain!!
This area has been closed for around year, there are now nice new paths

I spotted something in a bush across the lake - I'm sure Valerie will guess what it is!
Hubby got a better pic - it's a Heron!

More rainclouds were threatening
It was nearly lunchtime - we went into the visitor centre, a quick visit to the shop
The cafe here was doing take aways too - not many folk around though.
At least there wasn't a queue for the loos.
Back to where we had parked the car..
...with these views

I got out for a closer look - more bluebells
We ate our Picnic lunch in the car - it was a bit chilly.
It's not much different from last week's - we like that bagels don't go soggy like some bread.

From here we went to check out a farm shop we had seen advertised - no photos as it was spitting with rain and inside our hands were too full!! 
We will be going back so I'll take some then!

I hope you are still here! Thank you for looking,Happy T Day, Chris


My name is Erika. said...

Wow Dunham is really beautiful right now with everything greening up and the spring flowers in bloom. It is so exciting to see the changes, isn't it? And The hubby was right; it is nice to see you this week. And you yummy car picnic. We've been doing them too on occasion. Hope you are having a wonderful T day Chris. And thanks for sharing those beautiful garden photos. Hugs-Erika

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I was really impressed with Dunham, Chris. It is beautiful this time of year. Although it is lovely in every season, this was particularly beautiful. I loved seeing Lilies of the Valley, the Solomon's which I had never heard of, the ferns, and the tulips.

You look really good with your take out coffee. I can tell you've lost weight, too. I'm getting my hair cut later this week, too. It's been over a year and Scott's been chopping away at mine for all that time. I can't stand my hair on my neck.

How sweet that you brought real mugs with you for eating in the car. I wonder whose the owl belongs to (grin)! I agree that bagels don't get soggy, but your snack sure looks wonderful. Thanks for taking us to Dunham, and for sharing the flowers, the take-out coffee, the snack, and the mugs of coffee in the car with us for T this Tuesday, dear friend.

Valerie-Jael said...

Thanks for sharing these wonderful photos, I imagined walking there with you, and yes, I saw a heron! Your car picnic looks delicious, great idea to take your own goodies. Happy T Day, and have a great week, hugs, Valerie

Mae Travels said...

Picnic weather is almost here. We ate out in our garden one night recently, but then reverted to rainy and colder days. Your photos do hint that there's hope for good weather ahead.

best... mae at

Linda Kunsman said...

what a really beautiful place to visit- yes those water reflections are gorgeous! Nice picnic lunch in the warm car. Soon you'll be enjoying the lunches outdoors again. Thank you to hubby for turning the camera on your lovely smile! Happy T day!

Let's Art Journal said...

Such beautiful views and spring flowers! I loved seeing the jackdaw strutting his stuff ...ha, ha 😁. Your lunch looked so yummy too. Take care and Happy T Day! Hugs, Jo x

Kate Yetter said...

Dunham is beautiful! I loved seeing all the scenery, especially the variety of tulips and the Solomon's seal.
That picnic lunch looks delicious! Glad that you and hubby had fun despite the threatening rain.
Happy Tea Day,

DVArtist said...

I agree Dunham is gorgeous. I love seeing you beautiful self too. Thank you for sharing such a nice place.

Sharon Madson said...

Beautiful photos; good thing you got them before it poured rain. Happy T Day!

Iris Flavia said...

Beautiful lake and... hi, nice to see you :-)
Beautiful nature pics. Like your humor, no queue for the loos, oh, I know how terrible it is to stand in one.
Belated happy T-Day.

Divers and Sundry said...

What beautiful scenes! And how nice that there are few people to worry about distancing from ;) I'm smiling at your happy smile :) Happy T Day!

Rita said...

Lovely wanderings! Truly wonderful to get out and about in the spring. :)

Laurie said...

Beautiful photos, I really enjoyed this!

Lisca said...

Wow. the Dunham gardens are stunning! I love the flowers and the ferns and bushes.
Great photo of you, next week we shall want another one with your new haircut!
Happy belated T-Day,

CJ Kennedy said...

As everyone has said the Dunham gardens are gorgeous. Cute little Jackdaw looking for a treat. Cool to see the heron, too. Happy T Day

Elkes Lebensglück said...

What a wonderful excursion in this Dunham garden and you notice how it is spring-like and everywhere starts to bloom and more green.
Thank you for these wonderful photos, hug Elke

kathyinozarks said...

Wow such a lovely place to take walk-beautiful spring blooms-enjoyed taking the walk with you, and glad you could get out and about hugs

Aimeslee Winans said...

Thank you for taking me with you to the gardens, lol. I always enjoy your pics. Looked like y'all had booked it for an exclusive viewing, just the two of you! So glad you had fun! XOX

Spyder said...

These pictures are fabulous, Thanks for sharing!