Not really a “day out” post, because, to be honest, I don’t quite have the energy. The sun was shining, I wasn’t carrying around my bigger camera (too heavy!), and I just wanted to enjoy the sunny sky and a stroll through the beautiful cultivated woodlands or Westonbirt Arboretum. So, just a few snapshots to share with you, and to remind us all that there is sunshine in England once again.
I have no clue what is going on with this chap, but he is clearly a lucky wood-man.
Right, I mentioned bluebells?
… and intense dappled greenery.
It was also wonderful to see all the mothers and young children out walking and playing and picnicking here at the Arboretum along with the more elderly couples and interest groups. The natural inclination to get outside on a sunny day and simply be in the sunshine and greenery strikes me as so very British. Or am I forgetting America? On a sunny day, did we all run to the park with a picnic and plan to spend hours doing nothing but walking and sitting in the fresh air? Maybe we did. It’s been a while. I’m fairly sure we didn’t have cream tea and cakes. So to sum up the day: England=winning.
The determinedly charming village of Tetbury is very near Westonbirt, and looks like it’s worth a visit. I’ve only driven through on my way to visiting Highgrove, but I think a village tour needs to be on the agenda sometime soon …