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Stowe

Saturday, March 5th, 2011 in Buckinghamshire
Stowe

Phil and I have visited Stowe many times but I was surprised to realize that I’ve not written about it previously. It’s a stunning place, a vast landscape garden lovingly restored and maintained by the National Trust. And it’s just a twenty-minute drive from our home.

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Assortment

New Year in Cornwall
New Year in Cornwall
In an effort to avoid losing our hard-won vacation time, we booked a year-end holiday in Cornwall to celebrate the New Year, relax at a cozy cottage on the coast, and to recover from a very busy year.
Two Storms
Two Storms
I’ve heard that in the moments before a tsunami crashes ashore, the sea rushes away from the beach. I’ve also heard that what you don’t want to do at such a time is follow the sea as it rushes out, because it’s coming back with it a bloody big wave.
Middlefork Savanna
Middlefork Savanna
There are suddenly hints of fall everywhere. The morning air is dewy and condenses in the early hours of the day, forming tiny droplets on windshields and rear view mirrors.