All posts tagged: RHS Harlow Carr

Let’s Celebrate February

Ever since the start of February I’ve been feeling a bit meh. And that’s because it’s a bit of a drab month, isn’t it? Not so long ago, frost and snow thrilled us – now we just want to be done with it. We’re all on permanent spring-watch. The seasons, however, can’t keep up with our impatience. It’s tempting to wish February away. The shop shelves – and our hearts – may be full of spring blooms and floaty dresses but we have to accept that it’s still winter. No amount of wishful thinking is going to change that. And by focusing all out attention on spring, we’re forgetting to notice the little things that make February a great month. Let’s celebrate February for what it is Chase the sparking frost. February is the end of winter – and there’s no denying it can be bleak at times. There’s mud everywhere and it’s still freezing most of the time. But why not stop and appreciate the beauty of winter for a little longer? When we get the first …

Farewell October…..

October has been a very different month – full of beauty and colour and the feeling that autumn is lingering on with sunny days. But also I’ve had sadness at the loss of a friend. I also feel I have lost a week suffering from the flu. But here we are on the last day of the month. Later on in the week, I’ll be sharing some of my favourite photos from this month’s #JustOnePerfectThing, but meanwhile, here’s a little round up of what it’s meant to me… Berries, apples and tarts.  Brightening up the dull days, catching my eye when I’m out and about. Some taste nice, others need cooking in crumbles and pies… and some are just pretty. Woolly jumpers, tights and colourful shoes. I don’t like feeling cold, but I do like that it means I can wear jumpers and tights again. New ones, old cosy ones, soft, pretty ones – they’re all welcome here. My winter mission is colourful legs and these shoes! Watching the leaves slowly change colour and flutter down. Every …

Hello Harlow Carr

February can feel gloomy, but it’s surprising how a visit to RHS Harlow Carr in Harrogate can lift the spirits, by taking a few photos of the oh so early spring bulbs and an ideal place to enjoy being a Granny still in training for pram pushing. So this February Sunday afternoon was perfect to practice my new skill along previously undiscovered paths, some quite hilly and then freewheel down to Bettys outdoor café to refuel with a hot chocolate. Then a stroll up the gentle slope past rhubarb to the surprisingly large book and gift shop. This is the kind of place to take your time, to wander…to take in your surroundings. Harlow Carr is a must-see if you are ever in the Harrogate vicinity.  There is an entrance fee but I’m glad I took the annual RHS membership. I can take a family member, and Grandson as often as I want. That’s the way to go! I look forward to returning in the next few weeks and photograph the seasonal changing of the …