The first day of February and what a change from the last day of January. Yesterday was bitterly cold, down to -8 degrees C in the morning but today has been warm and sunny around 10 degrees C. Just the day to walk along the River Dart and visit my favourite gardens.
The Dart is a beautiful river that has its source high up on Dartmoor and flows through the Devon countryside to meet the sea in the historic town of Dartmouth. I love to walk beside it.
I don't have my own garden so I regularly walk in the gardens of Dartington Hall. Today the sun was warm and carried the scent of the winter flowering shrubs all over the garden.
Here's some of todays blooms.
Deliciously scented Myrtle.
Banks of Snowdrops and Crocuses.
Citrusy scented Mahonia.
This is a walled avenue of Witch hazel, smells divine.
I love those spidery flowers.
The first Camellias and Rhododendrons.
Near the end of my walk a stunning view across the fields and a magnificent church standing in the afternoon sunshine. What a great day. Hope yours was too.