I almost feel this post doesn't need words, the pictures seem to do most of the work for me. But I'll tell you what it's all about.Our friends from Finland were over for a flying visit, so we met up. The setting was Ashover in rural Derbyshire. A traditional Georgian country pub lunch, followed by a traditional country walk. It's a quintessential English village with a small shop, a Post office and a couple of pubs. The country girl in me would happily live there.
Back home, we luxuriated in the sunshine. It's such a lovely time of the year to be out in the garden. Every day you see developments, a shoot sticking up here, a flower unfurling its petals there.
Apple blossom. Rosemary and potato bread. Home grown leaves for a green salad.
This one is a Pasque flower. Such a fantastic colour combination, the purple and orange.
We're doing our utmost to cover that huge fence we put up this time last year. Clematis Montana. A joy in April.