On Friday we visited Painswick Rococo Gardens: the day was beautiful, the gardens are renowned for their displays of snowdrops and they have a maze, so it seemed like the perfect occasion to go.
The gardens are situated in a steep-sided valley so I left the others to explore the terrain while I found a bench to park myself upon, to sketch and to absorb the views and fresh air. Here's the result:
Unfortunately, the battery in my camera failed so I couldn't photograph there, but it was very enjoyable to really study how a snowdrop is put together. There were also some vivid pink cyclamen holding up their little heads above their silver-marbled dark green leaves. I love being able to see the shape of trees without their leaves, and there were plenty for me to enjoy silhouetted against the blue and white-wisped sky.