Grasmere and Daffodils
Spring is arriving at last in the village. We now have a lifeline in the form of a bus link to Keswick so we aren’t feeling quite so isolated, and the work on the A591 needed after Storm Desmond is progressing. We can be easily accessed from the South or by the scenic route over Kirkstone Pass to the North. It is always a lovely time to visit. Snow on the fell tops, daffodils appearing, shops stocked up for the new season and hotels all spruced up over the winter. Some good bargain breaks at this time of year too.
Today we had rain, sleet, snow and sunshine, and that was just the morning!
It’s a funny thing but I suppose we all have our own idea of when Spring has arrived. The thing I always look for are the daffodils starting to flower at Wordsworth’s grave. Well today there were daffodils appearing everywhere.
Even in shop windows. This was a lovely Spring window display in Sam Read Bookshop and further down the road Herdy was getting in on the act too.
Of course the Lake District is always associated with daffodils because of William Wordsworth’s famous poem. Grasmere has it’s very own daffodil garden and you can find part of the poem reproduced there.
In the garden I would say the daffodils will be perfect just in time for Easter this year.
I decided to head round the riverside walk through Broadgate, then to the Mere.
The Environment Agency have been dredging the River Rothay since the floods in December and as I approached the other day I was amazed to see that as the digger exited the river, three canoeists appeared and used the slipway to launch their canoes! A nice bit of positive thinking.
They paddled along and the next thing I spotted them in the Mere.
We might have had a lot of rain over the winter but another advantage is that everything is looking very lush and green at the moment. As you can see Grasmere is ready for the new season, all that is missing are the visitors. Get yourselves up here, you don’t know what you are missing!
WE have had every type of weather too today!
It’s real March weather. Let’s hope the saying “In like a Lion out like a Lamb” holds true and we all have a lovely summer 😊
I love your walks 🙂
my Daffodils started blooming two weeks ago…this week the Bluebonnets are covering the grounds…we’re suppose to have rain today(hope so) we’ve had a wild ride for even a Texas Winter…our floods around us weren’t as bad as y’all’s but some places were hit hard..now Tornado season is on…
Mother Nature is keeping us on our toes with all the changes
Thank you for sharing your beautiful world…Grasmere is at the top spot on my bucket list…one day I will have a vacation again
Take Care…You Matter,…
Lovely pictures! Grasmere is one of my favourite places in the Lakes. It looks so spring-like there now!
Yes thank you for commenting. I think we are on the right side of things. Getting dark later. Let’s hope for a sunny Easter.