Sunday, 8 March 2015

Spring sunshine...

With the temperature briefly hitting a heady 16C yesterday, it was possible to really begin to feel Springlike. Even with a hefty dose of flu I decided it would do me good to take a slow meander up to the river in the late afternoon sunshine.

My walk takes me through the cathedral grounds then along the back of the school playing field behind it.

The verges seem to have suddenly come alive with purples, yellows & whites of crocuses...



This is Cow Tower, glowing golden in the afternoon sunshine; this is part of the remains of the Norwich medieval defence structure and would have been used to house gunners and arrowmen defending the approach to the city across the River Wensum. 


Built in the late C14th, this tower is a ruin but I love that some of the detail of the window& arrow ports remain...


This stretch of the riverside walk is covered with daffodils; in a week or two it is going to be glorious...


For now just the odd flower is bringing a welcome splash of colour...


The birds seem to have cottoned on to the Spring feeling too. A pair of blackbirds have been flirting like crazy by my door (last year they nested in the holly tree in the courtyard - hoping for the same again this year!) and down by the river a pair of ducks were dancing round each other on the water...



Back through the cathedral grounds the light was lovely through the trees...


and the cathedral looked beautiful against the blue sky...


More crocuses and a few early daffodils in the sheltered courtyard of Tombland...



and even some beginnings of pink blossom cheering my soul...


It really feels like winter is receding, hurrah for sunshine and colour, I love this time of year when everything is getting going again.

S x

4 comments:

  1. Beautiful photos :) It was such a lovely day yesterday. No daffodils here yet, but they're on their way.

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  2. Oh how lovely. We are a good few weeks behind you up here. Can't wait for some colour again.

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  3. No blossom here yet - I can't wait - there's something about pink blossom against blue sky that is so joyful. The cathedral is looking beautiful too. x

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  4. Gorgeous pictures Sandra. I love this time of year too.
    jacquie x

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