Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Lambs and daffodils at Hardwick Hall

Does anything scream spring more than newborn lambs and daffodils? Last week I went in search of daffodils at Hardwick Hall and found I was slightly too early. The moral of this tale is if at first you don't succeed go back the next week!
The blue skies and welcome March warmth had gone this week to be replaced with heavy grey clouds filled with oncoming rain. Before we got to the gardens the junior JabberJabbers insisted on playing some of the games on the lawn in front of the shops. The kids then spotted their cousin and Master JibberJabber had to show him the tiny fairy houses carved into two of the trees in the main garden. I was apprehensive if the daffodils would be out yet with such a bleak looking sky above but once we finally got round to them I wasn't disappointed.
Whilst walking down the path we could hear cries from the other side of the wall. If you go through the East Court garden at the back of the Hall you can see the sheep grazing. As we walked round the little lambs whose bleats we heard on the other side were clear to see. Some where huddled up against the wall but most were following their mothers about.
If the yellow of the daffodils in the garden had you yearning more colour the delightful display at the flower shop must prove to be very tempting. For once I was able to resist! 

12 comments:

  1. Aw lovely little lambs and beautiful daffodils. Great to see some spring is in the air for children to get out, even the clouds are saying different.
    Thanks for sharing #LetKidsBeKids

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  2. My kids keep hoping to see baby lambs in one of the fields around us but so far none. It really does feel like spring when the lambs and daffodils are about.

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  3. Oh how lovely to see all the daffodils and little lambs. Love seeing all the signs of Spring everywhere :-)

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  4. How exciting! Spring is almost here! x

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  5. Lucas says - We went to visit a farm with my school the other week and we watched a lamb being born. It was very cute but a bit messy too!! The Mother was really jealous and said I was eally lucky to have seen this :) #animaltales

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  6. Lovely to see spring all around us, we too have had a lamb born this week and so lovely to be outside with the promise of warmer weather to come. #AnimalTales

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  7. I love lambs and we should get some soon here at Eco-Gites. There's a field of them on locally and I have to stop if I have time for a good stare. They are a right hodgepodge with some back, some white and some a mixture. Gorgeous.
    Thank you for adding some spring lambs to #AnimalTales.

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  8. Oh lambs, gorgeous! So excited by all these wonderful spring images. I am already in Easter mode.

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  9. Beautiful! Spring is here! Love sheep and lambs specially :) Something so cute about them. Jess x

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  10. It is lovely to daffodils and lambs, they are both a true sign of spring x #animaltales

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