We've been making the most of these warmer days and once Mick gets in from work we've been taking ourselves and Archie off for a nice walk most evenings before we have our tea. Lotherton is a regular haunt but late afternoon on Wednesday we decided to venture to Temple Newsam instead to see the rhododendrons.
I wrote a post about Temple Newsam Rhododendron Walk back in 2012 but I thought you might like to see the flowers again.
It's a stunning sight to see them all in bloom.
There's so much colour about at the moment, even the trees zing at this time of year with their new growth.
The grass in front of the lake looks parched but everywhere else is so green with the odd rhododendron giving a splash of colour on the other side of the water.
There's sometimes donkeys in this field but none on this visit. There's a mass of clover and buttercups though.
It's raining today, I doubt the plants will be complaining as the ground has been so dry that we've been having to water. It's supposed to be nice over the weekend again but in true bank holiday style we're due rain on Monday. If you happen to be in the area I can definitely recommend a visit to Temple Newsam, I think the rhododendrons will be blooming for a few weeks yet but best not to leave it too long.