Glorious sunshine this week has seen me out and about enjoying snowdrop displays.
First we visited the gardens of Calke Abbey, owned by the National Trust
Then Shipley Country Park where snowdrops line the old drive to the now-demolished house.
The weather's been so mild that in places the snowdrops were having to compete with early flowering daffodils
Then over to Biddulph Grange Gardens - another National trust property - where the snowdrops aren't in huge drifts but tucked in small clumps among rocks and tree stumps
and for the days I didn't go out, there were always the snowdrops at home..