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Bluebells and blossom in Bicclescombe Park, Ilfracombe #ndevon

I have to take my camera because there is something new every day.

This morning I saw bluebells flowering in Bicclescombe Park in Ilfracombe, North Devon . . .

Bluebells in Bicclescombe Park, Ilfracombe, North Devon

The magnolias are also blooming too in a variety of colours . . .

Magnolias in Bicclescombe Park, Ilfracombe, North Devon
Magnolias in Bicclescombe Park, Ilfracombe, North Devon
Magnolias in Bicclescombe Park, Ilfracombe, North Devon
Magnolias in Bicclescombe Park, Ilfracombe, North Devon

It’s a wonderful spring for blossom. All the trees are heavy with petals . . .

Blossom in Bicclescombe Park, Ilfracombe, North Devon
Blossom in Bicclescombe Park, Ilfracombe, North Devon

All we need now are lots of ducklings on the pond!

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In the blink of an eye . . .

It’s that time of the year when you have to look now or you’ll miss something.
The blossom on apple trees . . .

Apple blossom in garden in Ilfracombe, North Devon

. . . and in the park . . .

Blossom in Bicclescombe Park, Ilfracombe, North Devon

The new shoots on a rather sorry-looking holly cutting . . .

Shoots on holly cutting in garden in Ilfracombe, North Devon

I could say I haven’t got time to stop for this, but what I would really be saying is I haven’t got time to live.

It’s the best time of year.

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Catch that pigeon now!

Well, on camera, anyway.

This pigeon landed in a tree in Bicclescombe Park in Ilfracombe, North Devon, looking very pleased with himself. He had a twig or something similar in his beak, possibly nesting material.

He seemed to think he could not be seen, but I had my camera . . .

Pigeon in Bicclescombe Park, Ilfracombe, North Devon

I think he spotted me and didn’t look very pleased . . .

Pigeon in Bicclescombe Park, Ilfracombe, North Devon

. . . but he was up in the tree and I was on the ground where no one could reach him.

Pigeon in Bicclescombe Park, Ilfracombe, North Devon

I took his photo, thanked him, then walked on.

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It’s the time when primroses, the county flower, cover North Devon #ndevon

The primrose, Devon’s county flower, is in bloom across North Devon, in gardens, on lawns and in hedgerows.

Primroses in North Devon

It’s such a bright, delicate flower and so uplifting.

It makes a drive down the lanes even better than usual . . .

Primroses in North Devon

. . . and we’re lucky to have a few plants in our garden too.

Primrose in garden in Ilfracombe, North Devon

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New in the garden today . . .

Our first sunflower seedling has woken up on this glorious spring morning, although still has its hat on . . .

Sunflower seedling

We also have too tiny tomato seedlings.

The accidental nectarine seedling is also now established in it pot and is growing fast . . .

Nectarine seedling

Snowdrops are lasting well too . . .

Snowdrop

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