Lengthy vacations deliver many blessings, including dozens of photos! This will be my fourth post about our April trip to the UK, and I calculate three more will be required to cover the subject thoroughly! So, let's stop dithering and get right to it!
Birds twittered from the hedgerows, and I was tickled to catch this European Robin in song. Check out the video.
The same day as the raptor experience, we stopped in Stow-on-the-Wold (Holy Place on the Hill). We popped into a few shops, including a bottle shop. Just reading the labels of the beers was entertainment, such as the Marshmallow Porter shown below. Seeing the Tiny Rebel beer was especially amusing since Man with Hat had dressed up as the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man for the Winter Carnival Parade this year! (No, we didn't buy it; we slaked our thirst with coffee and cake at a nearby tea shop.)
England is a photographer's paradise; the Cotswolds are particularly picturesque. A profusion of spring flowers (especially coming from monochromatic Montana in April) doesn't hurt!
The Gardens had more than one reflecting pool!!! Only the idea of keeping my family waiting tore me away from photo after photo!
**** I will be out of town for the Fourth of July weekend; Mosaic Monday will return on July 10. If you live in the US, I wish you a classic holiday with parades, fireworks and a picnic!