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.


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


We took the lower path past the waterfall.


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


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


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


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


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.


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


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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  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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