A host of golden daffodils

by Helen Hooker April. 18, 2018 815 views

Back in March I bumped into my friend Amanda at the Photography Show, a chance meeting that spurred us on to finally meet up for some quality photographic time together. Amanda’s suggestion was to find somewhere with a carpet of daffodils so when I saw that the gardens at Chartwell are currently home to some 19,000 of these golden blooms it seemed like the perfect spot!

Amanda photographing the daffs while Rusty looks on patiently

Amanda photographing the daffs while Rusty looks on patiently

We were both inspired to take photos of these rather beautiful  rhubarb pots

We were both inspired to take photos of these rather beautiful rhubarb pots

Some of the pots were beautifully decorated

Some of the pots were beautifully decorated

We met up in the car park this morning, along with Amanda’s gorgeous dog, Rusty, under sunny skies. In the end the daffodils were probably the flowers that I photographed the least today but it was nevertheless a good choice of venue. Spring has really sprung, with the warm spell we’ve had in recent days, and there were plenty of flowers in full bloom.

One of last year's beech leaves catching the sun

One of last year's beech leaves catching the sun

A close up of some Alchemilla Mollis

A close up of some Alchemilla Mollis

Some of the more sheltered leaves still had dewdrops on them

Some of the more sheltered leaves still had dewdrops on them

The light was rather harsh but that didn’t matter – it was just great to be out in the warm sunshine to catch up with each other and find some photographic inspiration. Rusty was as adorable as ever and utterly patient when we loitered for long periods, distracted by some flower or another. Of course, he made lots of new friends too and we kept bumping into our fellow visitors around the gardens who would exclaim, “Oh look, it’s Rusty again!”. Fortunately the fame didn’t go to his head and he was only to happy to pose for me to take his portrait.

Rusty's such a handsome dog, and he knows how to pose too!

Rusty's such a handsome dog, and he knows how to pose too!

We found these fritillaries just as we were heading back to the car park and spent quite some time crawling around the grass to find their best side!

We found these fritillaries just as we were heading back to the car park and spent quite some time crawling around the grass to find their best side!

18 April 2018

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