Although not a birding trip, there are birds to be seen; rather more often there are gardens and vistas. The first ten days or so of May were spent visiting friends and family in England. Let it be said that this post is for our own amusement and reference but it has wider appeal, we know, so read on … be assured that the number of photographs have been carefully selected and drastically reduced in number from the rather greater number actually taken.

As usual, click any thumbnail image in a set to open up a full size version. Some images have captions that will pop up as you mouse over them.


Stop Number One – Hertfordshire

A few days with friends who go back to college days in the late sixties included the world’s most desirable greenhouse, the worlds most amazing, ancient bluebell wood, two “open gardens” and a graveyard. Something for everyone.


Stop Number Two – Huntingdonshire & Cambridgeshire

This was our old home for 25 years before coming to Canada and so there were many friends to catch up with, two RSPB bird sanctuaries to check out (Fen Drayton and Fowlmere), the morris side (Fenstanton) we danced with for many years and the Botanic Gardens in Cambridge.


Stop Number Three – Berkshire

Time for a family visit to a small town west of London that included some good pub meals and the Saville Gardens outside Windsor