Snowdrops at Otterford Lakes

As it was such a lovely sunny day today, when our B&B guests had gone and we had the first lot of washing on, we went for a walk to Otterford Lakes.  It’s not far from us, just up through Bishopswood a couple of miles.  We walked down to the first lake and the swans were just gliding over the still water.

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As we stood and watched them they came nearer to us and I was able to take this close up.

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We took the lower path past the waterfall.

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As we walked along the stream the sunlight was glinting on the water.

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We followed the path along the stream until we came to the second lake.

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As we walked back we were able to the see the snowdrops much better.  There were carpets of them in the woods.

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They looked so lovely in the sunshine, really made us feel like Spring is on its way.

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When we got home I noticed some of our Spring bulbs are bursting into life.  The crocus in the half moon baskets by the front door have come out.

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And the very first of the Tete a Tete daffs is out.

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We actually sat outside to have a cuppa after lunch the sun was so glorious.  I think the B&B guests who left today were jolly lucky to have this lovely sunshine and to see the view from Lodge House so clearly, even in February.

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4 Comments »

  1. Nikitaland said

    Simply beautiful! We got 9″ of snow dumped on us over the weekend! Ug, we can’t wait for our Spring to arrive here!

    • Oh that doesn’t sound too good. It’s amazing to think we had snow here 3 weeks ago and now the sun is shining. but I don’t think it will last, we are forecast more cold weather by the weekend.

  2. I can’t get over the beauty of the area in which you live. I know you don’t take it for granted but I just wanted to remind you that you make the rest of us totally jealous and so you’d better enjoy it twice as much!

    • Glad you like the photos. We’ve only been in the Blackdown Hills for 3 years, so we definitely don’t take it for granted. It was one of the reasons for moving here, to enjoy the countryside. I don’t think you can beat the English countryside, but you have other things we are jealous of, like more sunshine than us and different flora and fauna!!

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