Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Calke Abbey and Dimminsdale snowdrops


AT this time of year, with the first signs of Spring around, I generally go to see the snowdrops at Shipley but last week I stumbled accidentally on a link to a snowdrop walk at a local National Trust property, Calke Abbey.






The walk led from the hall through the parkland with its rare breed sheep to Dimminsdale Nature reserve - once the site of quarries and kilns, now, particularly in the misty light, almost a magical grotto.





























The best of it was saved till last - a wonderful array  of snowdrops.












2 comments:

  1. Lovely pictures. Have never seen so many snowdrops - beautiful!

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    1. Thanks for the kind comment :) One year I intend going to Walsingham in Norfolk to catch the snowdrops in flower. From the photos I've seen on the web, they stretch forever....

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