With the forest a twitter with Flickers, Magpies, and Wood Pigeons, the dullness of the early spring morning did little to suppress our imaginations as we strolled through part of the 530 acres in Black Park, Buckinghamshire England.
I whisper, feels like Robin Hood and his merry men are going to come rushing out at any moment.
However, we are a wee bit south of Robin’s Sherwood Forest in Nottinghamshire. I can be forgiven such geographical dislocation I suppose since parts of the 2010 Robin Hood movie are reported to have been filmed in this location, along with Harry Potter, Sleepy Hollow, Dracula and James Bond.
So can you forgive me now for not zipping in an hour on the tube to London for our first full day in the United Kingdom?
Maybe if I share a patch of wild Forget-me-nots?
How about a Silver Birch?
Okay, hum… what about a brick house near the edge of the park?
Well, I guess I could have got a little farther out of the bush and you might have been able to see something. Next time.
In the mean while, watch out for Robin Hood and his band of merry men…
next I was going to go and explore an old church nearby with my easel and paints in hand but it looks like it might rain. We will have to wait and see I guess. The other option is to go to the Stag and Hounds Pub. Left to the church and right to pub. I wonder how often that choice has been made in this particular neck of the woods?
What is it YOU most first like to do when traveling some place new?
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Creative Potager – Visit with painter and photographer Terrill Welch
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