A trip to the National Trust gardens at Kingston Lacy to see the snowdrops.
Kingston Lacy House. Most of the stone pots are covered up, I assume to protect them from frost.
The snowdrops were looking magnificent today.
In the wooded areas a sea of white.
16 February 2012
The greenhouses in the kitchen garden.
The contrast of bamboo and snowdrops. The bamboo looks like it is in late afternoon sun but it was not. It is just the golden colour of the bamboo.
Kingston Lacy house with repairs taking place on the dome.
25 February 2012-
A second visit for winter 2012 on a much brighter day.
Just showing signs of going over.
A bit of motion blur to give a softer look.
Leaving the wooded area.
17 February 2013
Our annual visit to see the snowdrop spectacular.
A worms eye view.
A few daffodils emerging. A nice thought that spring is just around the corner.
1 March 2014
Our annual visit to see the snowdrops. We were a bit late this year as some were already going over. None the less they were still magnificent. This year I wanted to get close in.
All of these pictures were taken in the fernery.
I am pleased with the bokeh effect in this shot.
18 February 2015
Our regular visit to see the snowdrops.
I think this is my favourite shot this year.
Last year this walkway had the borders fenced off. It looks much better without the ropes. Not many daffodils showing yet.
The Japanese Tea Garden in autumn colours.
A white hellebore.
Strong back light shining through this hellebore.
Robin in full song.
Moss on a roof in the tea garden catching the light.
A long shot of the house.
A coat of arms on the western aspect of the house above the shop courtyard. The roman numerals translate as 1836. This is the year that William George Hawtrey Bankes VC(1836 to 1858) was born at Kingston Lacy.
A few pictures from our now annual visit.
Our timing was perfect this year. The fernery was a very popular place. Lighting was a bit tricky with strong contrast. Snowdrops and cyclamen.
What a colourful scene for a winters day!
Snowdrops and ferns.
I wanted to get down low and look up into the snowdrops. This is not easy with a large camera plus lens.
There are 30 or 40 different types of snowdrop in the gardens. I am afraid I could not identify any of them.
The light was shining through these petals making them look like little lanterns.