The weekend wasn't holding much promise but the morning at least still heralded blue skies. And getting out as early as I did meant I almost had the place to myself.
Nothing says Spring like tulips en masse.
The magnolia were also stunning, especially with a field of daffodils growing wild and free to frame the shot from behind.
I do love this view looking down the avenue of seats towards the Garden entrance.
These blooms caught in early morning sun flare my favourite glower shot of the day.
And somehow this view is incredibly tantalising.
It's the lamppost and the gnarled trees that does it I think.
And the disappearing path......hints of something worth visiting waiting just around the corner.
Down at the duck pond, the water was remarkably still given the blustery wind about in the tops of the trees.
Calm enough for a reflection or two at least.
And below one of my favourite views of the Gardens. This is so Narnia-esque don't you think?! It's the lamp-post and the towering trees spreading their cloak over the path that does it for me.
Can you see it? There's a magical world just waiting to break through.