Driving home after shopping we decided on a small detour to Bodnant Gardens for an hour or so. Our first visit this year, the Rhododendrons were glorious, to see some pictures of them go take a peek at Dereks Flickr site, sadly the Laburnum Arch was not in flower, we shall go back at the end of May.
I had the chance to use my new camera, and homed in on some wonderful textures, these two were on a stair way, thankfully I was able to sit on the steps, and hauled myself up, earlier I had got right down on the ground to take some pictures of ferns just ready to unfurl, and Derek had to help me up, luckily not many people around at the time :)
Below is paving slab, I tweaked this slightly in photoshop to bring out the contrast of the black and grey, my favourite colours at the moment.
Below tree bark this was amazing with a green bloom over the whole surface the picture doesn't do it justice.
I just love this roof the dusty colours and the pattern the beams make.
The two pictures below of this amazing tree is just how it was taken, I think I would like to keep taking pictures of this tree through the summer to see if it changes.