Sunday, 27 February 2011

The snowdrop walk...

It was the annual snow drop walk this afternoon so we wrapped up warmly and headed to Greatham to the hospital grounds




we followed the yellow brick road  winding round the trees



where we saw thousands and thousands of snowdrops,



swaying their pretty little heads in the breeze, what an amazing sight.



In among the snowdrops was ivy that climbed up the trees,



we went into St John the Baptist church where the foundations were laid in 1792,  and it had such lovely stained glass windows. Scattered around the walls the church warden had put some of his paintings up in a little exhibition.







As we were leaving we passed the almshouses in the grounds, what a lovely place to live.




The sheep were happily munching away in the next field as we made our way to the hall where the ladies had made sausage rolls, little coffee cup cakes and a much needed, to warm us up, cup of tea!!



It was well worth £2 and all the money raised goes to charity.



Love Lucey xxx






11 comments:

Ali said...

OMG you should have said you were going lol thats were I grew up and mum still lives there we have been for lunch today and people watching everyone going - but didnt go ourselves as my boys hadnt brought their coats :-). Its funny isnt it seeing things through other peoples eyes things you take for granted and dont realise their lovliness x

Annie xx TheFeltFairy said...

OMG! What a gorgeous post - thank you for walking me through! xx

simplyvintage said...

What a beautiful walk, brilliant photos I actually felt that I was there. xxx

delia hornbook said...

That looks like such a beautiful walk and such a lovely day out, Snow drops and my favourites blue bells in groups like that really are stunning, thanks for sharing that it was lovely, dee x

Betty said...

lovely walk - I found snowdrop treasure today in the woods - I love them. Betty x

melanie said...

Absolutely gorgeous photos :) xx

Jenevieve said...

Great photos, I love all the snowdrops that are out now! :) x

maryannlucy said...

What a lovely day. Beatiful photos, thanks for sharing x

Kitty M said...

Oooh beautiful photos Lucey - I hope you all enjoyed your walk. I was only thinking the other day I hadn't seen too many Spring flowers and then all of a sudden we seem to have gorgeous crocuses everywhere. I love this time of year! x

Oh! Panda (Rebecca) said...

Lovely photos, I just adore the snowdrops. They have started springing up all over the place here and I keep meaning to take the camera out with me when I go for a walk!

Just thought I'dlet you know I've put your badge on my blog - been a follower for a while now and although I think this is probably my first comment here I always read your posts :)

Rebecca xx (www.ohpanda.blogspot.com)

Claire said...

Lovely photos!
Love snowdrops so much!