Spring has Arrived in Sussex in the UK. Nature has Restarted

Spring, the miracle of nature

Spring has finally arrived in the South of the UK. After what seems like a very cold and wet winter, the middle of April has seen a sudden change and nature is coming to life with the animals busy collecting nesting materials and people generally have a spring in their step. All good really.

Fluffy Blue Tit

Fluffy Blue Tit

My garden has been overwhelmed with a huge variety of birds this year including Blue Tits, A Heron, Great Tits, Nuthatches, Sparrows, Blackbirds, Male, and Female Pheasants, Wood Pidgeons and Bats.  The bats only arriving at sunset and hoovering up the newly arrived flying bugs.

New Garden Spring Growths

New Garden Spring Growth

The plants are not only in my garden but at the various National Trust locations dotted about Sussex have completely come to life.  The gardens at Nymans have started getting into spring mode with the Magnolias in full bloom.

A Nymans Magnolia in Full Bloom

A Nymans Magnolia in Full Bloom

Standen House, another amazing trust property with huge gardens and a really admirable collection of plants collected from all over the world.  Just to add, there is a conservatory here containing Banana, Cacti, and various tropical plants.

Pink and Spring. A Perfect Combination

Pink and Spring. A Perfect Combination

The Camera Setup

All the photos on this page were shot with a Canon base and a 50mm Prime lens.  Shutter speed at 1/1000 and Aperture below f2.5.  The day was bright so the ISO was kept below 200 to keep the pictures clean of grain.

A Pine with the MOST Amazing Colors

A Pine with the MOST Amazing Colors

The photo above was a nice surprise for me.  I was wandering around Wakehurst Place in Sussex, away from the mainstream paths when I saw the darkest brown and grey looking pine tree ever.  Out of some of the braches, these red and pink buds were sprouting out.  Looked totally fantastic.

A Wakehurst Place Spring

A Wakehurst Place Spring

I will wrap up this post with a photo of a Great Tit.  Taken from my bedroom window, after putting a little food on the fence for the little fella.

A Great Tit from my bedroom window

A Great Tit from my bedroom window

I hope you enjoyed my little snapshot of spring from Sussex in the UK.

Have a nice spring everyone.

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