Pictorial blethers

By blethers

Iconic trees

The Giant Redwood avenue in Benmore Gardens as Spring begins to make itself felt. There are clumps of daffodils at the foot of the huge, soft-barked trees; some of the rhododendrons have been in flower for the best part of a month already, the birds are singing their heads off and the gardens are open again after the winter closure. 

I can never visit this famous part of the gardens without memories of children rushing ecstatically under the trees - my own children, and their children after them. They were so small, the trees so tall ...

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