Thank you for all your wonderful birthday wishes - I had a lovely weekend, culminating in my first visit here. These gardens are evolving into somewhere quite magical, somewhere I know I will visit again and again.
The blossom was stunning - especially when contrasted with the ever-present blue skies, and the pale lichen adorning the trees.
There's something quite captivating about blossom, something hopeful...and happy. A promise of good things to come.