My favorite floating tree

26 Dec

Keeping the posts short and sweet this week as we snuggle up with some family time.  On Christmas Day this week, we took a rainy drive to my favorite Cotswold village, Bourton-on-the-Water, to take a walk around the river Windrush and marvel once again at the floating Christmas Tree.  We wandered between the raindrops and saw very few other people out strolling the ‘Venice of the Cotswold.’


See how high and bright the moon is?  Can you guess what time it is?  About five pm.  I’m so relieved to be on the lengthening side of the days of darkness.


The river is very high, after our weeks and weeks of unseasonably heavy rain.
IMG_2970Cold … dark … blurry … still pretty.

A drive to Bourton-on-the-Water is always worthwhile, in my view, whether it’s for summertime ice cream and dipping toes in the river, or a chilly winter walk around a floating tree.


3 Responses to “My favorite floating tree”

  1. Sarah December 26, 2012 at 2:22 pm #

    Very pretty. We are snuggled up here for Christmastime, too. It’s a wistful one for me. Where’s the snow? Hope you had a Merry Christmas, and have a lovely, restful holiday!

    • Monique January 2, 2013 at 9:35 am #

      No snow here, either, but lots of rain! (Your dear Oxford is flooding!) Thanks for commenting … off to catch up on your blog … hope you are feeling well!


  1. O Tannenbaum | Crumpets in Camelot - December 17, 2013

    […] Another holiday snapshot, to help us through these darkest days of winter.  The beautiful Christmas tree at Bourton-on-the-Water, which we have visited each holiday season in England so far. (Year one. Year two.) […]

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