We took the path that snakes its way through the wood that straddles Geraldine's Walk.
It was not long before we saw some catkins (below). I was keen to observe the tiny flowers. You can see one in the photo above. The photo below shows the position of the flower on the branch.
Catkins are always a sign that spring is on the way, but there were other signs, too ...
... such as my first primrose of 2015. The flowers were a bit ragged, but they were there.
The photo below shows a tiny Treecreeper on a huge trunk!
This view of Geraldine's Walk shows fallen leaves and beechmast from autumn, bare branches from winter and a glimmer of spring sunlight.
And here are the snowdrops!
I suspect the Snowdrops below had been decimated by some creature,
but mice and most rodents are not usually attracted to these flowers.
There were quite a few petals strewn about and a few flower heads and stalks.
What a perfect place to spend an afternoon in early spring!
There were quite a few Aconites ...
... still wet with dew drops ...
There was a clump of daffodils ...
... and high up in the treetops a rook was busy making a nest.
You can read a littler more about Lady Geraldine's Walk here.
Ickworth is a lovely place to visit in all four seasons.