Sunday, April 26, 2009

The Pleasures of Spring - 26 April 2009

British beauties, bluebells and beeches
West WycombeThere are a number of markers in the British spring that we enjoy celebrating every year: the snowdrops; the daffodils; Marlowthe wisteria; the bluebells; the seemingly overnight appearance of the horse chestnut leaves; the fresh green of the soft new beech leaves and so on.

Today was the day to enjoy the purplish carpets of bluebells strewn generously under the fresh spring green beech canopy. A green and pleasant landSince the weather was fantastic we enjoyed another spring attraction, driving in an open top sports car with the green canopy all around us.

Maharajah's WellWe began bright and early with a loop drive through the Chilterns and Oxfordshire, including a stop at the Maharajah's Well in Stoke Row. Built in 1863 it was a gift from the Maharajah of Benares. 9 MGsAfter the loop drive we met up with a bunch of other 'topless' MGs for a short run to a pub for lunch. Leaving them, we set off for a walk that brought us back through some wonderful bluebell wood just near Wheelers End.The beech canopy

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I love your photos. I have not been able to go to England in several years, but I get to have a virtual visit by looking at your blog. You have a wonderful eye! Thank you for sharing these.