Howick Gardens ~ February 2020

Sophie and I have visited Howick Gardens a couple of times prior to this post, in October 2015 and July 2017, but there’s something different happening there all year round, and this time we went to see the snowdrops.

If you want the history of the gardens it’s in the first link there, if not, on with the pretty pictures!

Although it was quite cold, we had a clear blue sky, and the snowdrops were out in force. I had my FujiXT2 + my 16mm fujinon & my helios lens, with me and my Canon EOS 100 FN with a roll of portra 400 in it.

fuji + 16mm

It was lovely to see the snowdrops carpeting everywhere, and to hear the birds singing, and nice to be out in the fresh air.

canon
Canon ~ close up.
Fuji + helios

As we walked around the estate, we got a fab view of the Hall.

Fuji + 16mm

There is a church in the grounds

fuji + 16mm

and a chap on his hands and knees amongst the grave stones, macro-ing the snowdrops.

Canon

Such a sad grave stone in the cemetery

Ellen aged 11 mths 1901, Euphemia 4 mths 1908, David aged 8 1914.
Fuji + helios
Fuji + helios.

Just a short one today, nice to remember being out and about and not have to stop breathing when coming across other out and abouters!

57 thoughts on “Howick Gardens ~ February 2020

  1. The snowdrops are glorious. Bet they lifted spirits…….you visit some beautiful places…..Northumberland tourist board should have you promoting (along the the director of Vera) ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜€

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  2. You got some great shots here! The flower close ups are so beautiful. I really think these are some of my faves (and I have seen a lot of yours, FYI).

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  3. Wonderful photos of the garden, if you hadn’t labeled them it would be hard to me to differentiate the Canon from the Fuji, thank you for sharing this beautiful place, fragglerocking : )

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