Monday, January 28, 2008

Off to Offley - 27 January 2008

Windmill sans sails

Mary Magdalene church Gt OffleyToday the weather was cool, dry and sunny so it was time to leave the city and head for the country. The walk details promised views and wildlife but all we heard were the mating calls of the Boeings and Airbuses from nearby Luton.

Unusual fence brickNevertheless, wandering through the English countryside is always pleasant and the names so often raise questions as to their history and derivation, today’s cluster being no different: Tea Green, Lilley Bottom, Offley Hoo and Mangrove Green etc. (How many of the residents of Mangrove Green have ever seen a mangrove swamp?)


Anonymous said...

I have your blog on my favourites as it is a great reference for when we can't think of where to go for a visit. With Spring on the way and with hopefully good weather there is no better place than a day out in the English countryside. If you get the chance to take pics of the wildlife and in particular Butterflies, that would be fantastic!!


Murray said...

My experience with butterflies is that they don't stay still long enough for a photo. However we did manage to snap one in Scotland.

Anonymous said...

Thats a great pic of a Peacock butterfly on a Buddleia plant, common name the Butterfly Bush, where they tend to hang around long enough to take a pic.