Spring in Regents Park

Spring is always one of my favourite times of year in London. It came slowly this year but has finally given us a few days with no coats and glorious sunshine. Over the weekend, Jorge and I spent an afternoon walking through Regents Park. It was filled with flowers.

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The buildings around the outside near Marylebone make an interesting architectural image.

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Cherry trees aren’t just for Japan. They are a sure sign of Spring here too.

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And they were everywhere.

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The petals flew down like a pink snow storm when the wind blew.

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The ground was covered in blossoms.

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And they’re incredibly photogenic.

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There were beds of tulips mixed with other flowers lining the pathways.

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The rose garden was not yet in bloom, but still pretty.

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With parents who have always kept a nice garden and a garden designer for a boyfriend, you’d think I’d be better with the names of plants and flowers by now, but I’m pretty useless so I’ll just show you the photos!

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It’s so nice to see green after such a long Winter, especially at this stage when it’s all new and bright.

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This little circle will look even more beautiful when the roses come out.

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We hung out for a while amongst the flowers, soaking up the sun. Jorge stuck some blue forget-me-nots in my hair.

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And then we strolled on. We came to the bridge.

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A group of people was looking intently over the side, so we went to see what the fascination was. There was a bird perched in a nest with babies poking their heads out from under its belly. The mother was dropping food into their open mouths. Unfortunately I didn’t have my zoom lens, only my small 20mm, so you can’t really see it!

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There’s another small bridge nearby with a waterfall on one side and a Japanese garden on the other.

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Are there any other waterfalls you’ve seen in London besides this one and the one in Kyoto Gardens in Holland Park?

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We decided then that it was time to hunt for a coffee and went in search of the park cafe.

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The cafe itself is nothing exciting, but these two trees across from it were so full and vivid.

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After coffee, we walked on.

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There were tulips…

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…tulips…

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…more tulips…

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…and, you guessed it – even more.

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And I spotted an apple tree.

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It had big bunches of pretty pink blossoms.

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The ground looked like snow as we neared the edge of the park.

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We left the park near the London Mosque and carried on down the canal for our next adventure, which is for another entry!

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