“Oh, to be in England now that April’s there,”
Robert Browning’s words could not have rung more true for me this springtime in England.
Simply put it’s pretty, breathtakingly pretty,
especially in the spring.

Springtime in England ~ rolling fields dotted with sheep tending their newly born lambs,
Springtime in England, rolling countryside

and endless stretches of bright yellow rape melting into the horizon.

Springtime in England fields of rape near Goring, England

 Gathering primroses on a woodland walk.

Springtime in England, banks of primroses

Springtime in England ~ where the trees are laden with blossom.

Springtime in England, spring blossoms

and everyone’s delighted to be eating outside again,
there’s nowhere nicer than an English country pub.

English Pubs, The King William Ipsden, Oxfordshire, England

Wandering through beautiful gardens

Springtime in England, an English spring garden

and garden centers.

Springtime in England at Stubbings Garden Centre

Springtime in England ~ at picturesque villages like Turville,
this one especially beloved by movie makers.
(This is the windmill from ‘Chitty, Chitty, Bang, Bang’)

The Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Windmill in Turville, Buckinghamshire, England

With their cottages,
Springtime in England,The Church House, Turville

ancient country churches

Springtime in England by St Mary the Virgin Church Turville

Springtime in England ~ by the River Thames,

The River Thames in Sonning, Berkshire

meandering along the towpath, bursting with spring growth.

Springtime in England, tow path by River Thames in Sonning

Springtime in England ~ just warm enough for a game of that very English past time, lawn bowls.

Springtime in England playing lawn bowls

Springtime in England ~ lucky me that I was there to enjoy it,


Springtime in England, magnolia blossoms

Where were you this springtime?