A couple of weekends ago we finally had a brief break in stormy weather we’ve been having this winter, so I used the opportunity to take a bus to the pretty village of Enniskerry in County Wicklow. From there I walked to the Powerscourt Estate in search of snowdrops to shoot in the spring sunshine. There’s nothing quite like the first flowers of the season to remind you that earth is awakening from her winter slumber and soon the world will be lush and green again!
Powerscourt did not disappoint; I spent several happy hours wandering in the gardens with my camera, lingering over the abundance of snowdrop flowers and stunning mountain views. The garden was full of singing birds, and I even shared some crumbs with a friendly robin living near the house. Afterwards a cup of tea and delicious slice of carrot cake in Avoca felt like the perfect way to get warm and wrap up the trip!
The gardens here are tended to beautifully and are always a pleasure to visit. In May they’re having a dawn chorus walk which sounds like an experience I’d love to take part in. I’ll definitely be returning here during the summer months to take some photos of the estate in full bloom.