On location in Black Park England

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.

Wood Pigeons Black Park by Terrill Welch 2014_04_04 004

I whisper, feels like Robin Hood and his merry men are going to come rushing out at any moment.

Places in movies near Pinwood Film Studios in Black Park England by Terrill Welch 2014_04_04 039

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.

Near the Pinewood Film Studio in Black Park England by Terrill Welch 2014_04_04 043

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?

Forget-me-nots in Black Park by Terrill Welch 2014_04_04 063

Blossoms?

Blossoms in Black Park England by Terrill Welch 2014_04_04 056

Tall Pines?

Tall Pines in Black Park England by Terrill Welch 2014_04_04 031

How about a Silver Birch?

Birch in Black Park England by Terrill Welch 2014_04_04 009

Okay, hum… what about a brick house near the edge of the park?

Hint of a brick house at the edge of Black Park England by Terrill Welch 2014_04_04 065

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…

Early morning on a gray day in Black Park England by Terrill Welch 2014_04_04 005

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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