Here are the (belated) second lot of photographs taken at the Himalayan Gardens & Sculpture Park, near Ripon. Beyond the yellow irises you can see a sculpture that I thought was a lotus blossom, someone else thought was a lily, but the name gave it away - it's a magnolia. It seemed to be tethered underneath, allowing the flower to move gently and turn as the breeze moved the water. It's not the best image of the sculpture, but my photography's very hit 'n' miss.
This duck is one of the many animal sculptures on show, including various owls and a rather splendid goat (that I mistook for a deer!)
These were in bloom everywhere, drifts of them in a rainbow of colours. I think they're called Candelabra Primulas, and they're remarkably pretty.
This was taken looking down at the plant.
There's the pink one again.
I've still got a few more photos to post as I seemed to take loads on the day. But I'll leave you with the stunning blue poppy, an emblem of the garden, and take myself off into my own garden before the rain makes an inevitable return.
Hope you have a good Thursday.
Moved from a garden-less city flat in the South West to a Yorkshire village in 2016. I now have a garden ... of sorts.