The visit started with a blast from the past. Anyone remember Hector's House? I've been singing the tune ever since.
I don't think the young gardener had a clue what I was talking about!
Looking across the parkland I could see a host of escapees in a hollow.
If you look towards the top of this image you'll see the blur of a very busy Brimstone butterfly.
The skies were really beautiful today.
I loved the beautiful lichen on the branches and the sight of the snowdrops glimpsed on the floor.
This structures are waiting for sweet peas to be planted out when it warms up some more.
An extra treat was an art exhibition in the stables at Easton with paintings by Dawn Wright and by Val Littlewood. Val's paintings were beautifully detailed studies of various species of bee and their preferred food plant. You can read about her paintings and about bees on her blog.
Easton Walled Garden snowdrop week continues till this Sunday 24 February so you still have time to visit and enjoy their lovely snowdrop bank. They open for the season the following Sunday 3 March. How can it be nearly March already?!