Three crocuses lay among the grass.
The snowdrops in the foreground and a large castle in the background.
A group of snowdrops have grown from the dark soil.
Snowdrops blurred in the foreground with one snowdrop in the background that is sharp.
Daffodils grow in the foreground whilst a few people walk in the background.
Daffodils grow in the foreground and background, with the small, bare trees giving a sense of distance.
Daffodils surround the foreground and the bench in the background.
A male statue (left) is surrounded by daffodils.
A long-exposure shot of a waterfall surrounded by mainly yellow foliage.
A water fountain blocks the yellow sun.
Water blocks the sun
We were heading back to the car after a long day at Hever Castle, and I walked in front of this water fountain. I saw that the water was blocking some of the sunlight. Without looking directly at the sun, I took this photo. And I was instantly amazed.
A group of purple crocuses grow on the riverbank.
A purple crocus is askew, surrounded by multiple purple crocuses near a small riverbank.
A crocus has fallen
When I visited Hever Castle this time round, the crocuses had been in full bloom for quite a while. It was half-term, and, unsurprisingly, many children were coming to see the crocuses. Sadly, many of them had been treaded on, and when I saw this crocus (which, may I add, was one of many flat on the ground) I thought I would take a photo of it and share it with you.
Many photos that you see (including mine), try to aim for perfection. But it is not every day that you see a photo of a crocus that is not trying to be perfect.
A blue crocus lays on the grass.
Two white crocuses grow on the left in the foreground, surrounded by purple and white crocuses.
A few white and purple crocuses grow in the foreground, with many more crocuses in the background.
Purple and white crocuses grow everywhere on the dark green grass.
Purple and white crocuses grow in the foreground and in the background, with some blurred and some sharp.
A “field” of light purple and white crocuses growing on the grass.
Purple and white crocuses grow on the grass.
Sharp light purple and white crocuses in the foreground with blurred ones in the background.
A tulip opens up it’s stamen, exposing the black and yellow ends of the petals.
A tulip with white and pink petals opens up.
A close-up of a yellow tulip from the side, with it’s yellow petals wide open. It is surrounded by other yellow tulips, which are blurred.
The petals of a pink tulip are in sharp focus with other tulips the same colour blurred in the background.
A white tulip in the middle shines in the spring sun.
A tulip with it’s yellow and red petals wide open, surrounded by other tulips of the same appearance.
The stamen of a red tulip is on show, surrounded by it’s red petals.
The red tulip petals emerge in the centre, surrounded by many other tulips.
A row of dark red tulips is surrounded by lightly coloured tulips, which are blurred in the background.
The petals of a white tulip are sharply in focus, with other white tulips with yellow bottoms in the background.
Pink tulips with one or two petals flopping in the beautiful spring afternoon sun.
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