Blue skies and blossom at Bodnant Garden

The Ordinary Lovely: Bodnant Garden

It's like the excitement levels of Christmas all over again but instead of shouting, 'He's been! He's been!', I'm running around with Kermit the Frog-like enthusiasm, arms-waving, and yelling, 'It's shining! The sun is actually shining! Can you see it?! THE SUN!!!'. So please bear with me over the next few weeks as I'm certain my references to that ball of fire in the sky will be as plentiful as my ones about rarely getting any sleep (which I'm still not, in case you interested ... I doubt you are but I'll continue to tell you, nevertheless, as my lack of sleep consumes me more than my impure thoughts of Jon Snow in Game of Thrones).

So it was with a sunny spring in our steps that we set off on this most spring-like morning to see the sights at the stunning Bodnant Garden, situated above the River Conwy in North Wales. While a lot of flowers are yet to bloom at my most favourite National Trust property, we were delighted to stumble across the most beautiful blossom tree and a sprinkling of snowflakes. We had a wonderful meander around the grounds with mainly just the birds for company and the ever helpful staff. It really is the nicest place to while away a morning and take a few photographs.

I know that lens flare is a bit of a 'no-no' in photography circles but I say embrace it! Let the sun shine and cast its rays across my images! I can suffer a lack of contrast and clarity in my pictures if they provide proof of sunnier skies and warmer weather.

And, you know, it's shining! The sun is actually shining! Can you see it?! THE SUN!!!

Yes, spring fever has most definitely set in.

The Ordinary Lovely: Bodnant Garden
The Ordinary Lovely: Bodnant Garden
The Ordinary Lovely: Bodnant Garden
The Ordinary Lovely: Bodnant Garden
The Ordinary Lovely: Bodnant Garden
The Ordinary Lovely: Bodnant Garden
The Ordinary Lovely: Bodnant Garden
The Ordinary Lovely: Bodnant Garden
The Ordinary Lovely: Bodnant Garden
The Ordinary Lovely: Bodnant Garden
The Ordinary Lovely: Bodnant Garden