Friday, 22 January 2010

Appreciating what is on your doorstep

Last weekend when the snow had near enough thawed and we decided some fresh air was in order as it was such a bright spring day. So, we popped over to Lily Hill Park. We don't seem to go that often, even though it is almost on our doorstep. Maybe it is because we don't have a dog to walk, it is a big dog walking place. I think it is more the fact that we tend to forget what is right under our noses within a few minutes drive. Sometimes we are all too keen to go somewhere different or further away. There are often lovely places right near by which are well worth a visit. Come and have a look around with us........

The original house which is now privately owned.

How gorgeous are the twisted branches of this old rhododendron. In a few months the park will be full of lilac blooms from these gorgeous plants.

Some sculpture made from an old tree trunk. There are lots of pieces in the park and all the benches have been made from felled trees. Each of the benches has been woodworked with the name of the wood and a picture of the trees leave and seed pod.

The new walkways that they are putting in....definately saves from getting muddy boots!

Finally, a view looking up through the park. We took monkey's bike so didn't go up round these walks...maybe next time. To think it is all just on our doorstep.

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Rainbow Cottage said...

Beutiful and very well represented by your photographs!

It makes me wish I lived near by to go and visit it myself although we have a beautiful park here in Lancaster, Williamson Park with a huge memorial building in the middle that you can see from miles around.

We do have dogs and it is a lovely place to walk them ;-)

Thanks for sharing this, we do need to look closer at the beauty that is all around us

God Bless

Teri xxx