A Cotswold Year - Charting the seasons in the South Cotswolds


Tuesday, 18 February 2020

Views of muddy fields

 Heavy rain over a long period this winter has left the ground saturated with water but mild temperatures mean that there are plenty  of signs that Spring is coming as can be seen by the wood garlic pushing up from the woodland floor.


Saturday, 15 February 2020

Valentine’s Day

Yesterday morning being Valentine’s Day we decided a trip out was in order to visit NT Newark Park a delightful little historic house near Wotton-under-Edge. 


The Snowdrops were beautiful and we enjoyed wandering in the garden and even sat in the sunshine to enjoy our cup of coffee. Don’t miss a fascinating guided visit to see the ancient kitchens if you visit.   See details here https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/newark-park

Friday, 10 January 2020

Hazel Catkins




Signs of Spring are popping up all around us due we are told, to the mild winter weather. Snowdrops and catkins aren’t particularly early here though, if you compare our previous entries and years on the blog. We suspect the amount of daylight has a significant effect also.