Friday, 20 March 2009

Spring Equinox

Spring officially arrived at 07.44 hours this morning, not that you can tell from the temperature, as it is considerably colder than it has been.

I saw a robin in our garden, so that is a hopeful sign ~ actually, I saw a whole flock of them during a walk in the neighbourhood yesterday afternoon. I had hoped to capture an image on camera, but it wasn't available at the time.

To be honest, there isn't a lot to photograph outdoors at the moment. We don't even have green grass yet, as it is still far too early in the year. So I thought that I would share an image of one of my favourite walks in Harrogate. This was actually taken in winter, but as you can see, the grass is still green. The walk is in the town's famous Valley Gardens and is a short stroll from where I used to live. Every time I visited, I used to think about those Edwardian nannies and their charges promenading in the afternoon and feeding the ducks on the stream. It is the perfect place for a walk at any time of year, but especially in the spring.