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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

Lyons Woods
Lyons Woods
In Lake County, the socio-economic status of a town is written all over its roads. The wealthy areas are blessed with roads as smooth as silk. The poorer areas are riddled with roads of rubble.
Monsoons
Monsoons
The rains are here. For five days straight, I’ve lived under leaden skies and breathed in damp air. The garden is lush, which saves me the chore of watering flowerbeds twice daily.
Roxborough State Park
Roxborough State Park
For some time now, I’ve been wanting to explore some of Colorado’s state parks. Finally, today, we visited our first: Roxborough State Park, a 4,000 acre park that lies just southwest of Denver.