Himalayan birch by boxplayer

Himalayan birch

Another good breakfast after another restless hot night.

I'd had another bit of a ferret in the National Trust book to see what we could visit that might be half way between Norfolk and home.

Alighted on Anglesey Abbey just outside Cambridge. What an amazing place - enormous grounds and we spent the morning walking round just one section of it, containing the arboretum and the pinetum as well as the old Lode water mill. We bought some oatmal there, then admired the lovely flower beds. There was lots of rather faux statuary dotted about and mysterious tree-lined walkways.

Very impressive were the Himalayan silver birches pictured.

Lunch was a jacket potato sitting outside the restaurant in lovely warm sunshine. Then the ubiquitous shop. Had a look round the secondhand bookshop which seems to be becoming a feature at National Trust properties.

Then a stroll into the wildflower meadows and another lazy lie-down listening to the bees buzzing in the clover.

We never even got to visit the house - a definite must for a return visit.

Arriving home, we had another huge storm as we unpacked.

Then a halloumi fry-up while we watched Back to the Future to get us into the mood for Secret Cinema.

Anglesey Abbey woodland http://365project.org/boxplayer/extras/2014-07-20
Purple leaves http://365project.org/boxplayer/365/2014-07-20

20 July 2014
Anglesey Abbey, Cambridgeshire
Sounds like a lovely day out. I love these silver birches at Anglesey - not far from where I live. Did you know they wash the bark to keep them white?
July 29th, 2014  
great capture of natural lines
July 30th, 2014  
So white.....they wash the bark @busylady ...it certainly looks like they do from this photo......
July 30th, 2014  
These trees look like they are floating!
November 17th, 2014  
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