and occasionally rides a bike.
A word of warning. The walk descriptions are not detailed enough to guide you - please take a map. The batteries never run out, and you always have a signal. Oh, And don't take left or right as gospel!

Monday, April 10, 2017

Stamford, Stamford Canal, Uffington

Monday 10 April 2017.  With Norma and Eddie. 6.5 miles, mainly flat. Weather fine and dry, but not as warm as the weekend.

Exactly the same route as last Tuesday, with fewer photographs . . . I give the details on that post.

Uffington Bridge

A mystery tree

Coffee break outside Uffington church.

Norma and I finished with lunch in Morrisons cafe, and a mini shopping expedition.


Simon Douglas Thompson said...

Yes that tree is very strange, not seen anything like that before

aliqot said...

There were several in one stretch of trees. Hoping to find out what they are - none of the three of us knew.

Roy Norris said...

The mystery tree is a Wych Elm (Ulmus glabra) Alison.

aliqot said...

Thank you muchly, Roy!

Two cats (Diamond Cut Diamond)

Two Cats
One up a tree
One under the tree
The cat up a tree is he
The cat under the tree is she
The tree is witch elm, just incidentally.
He takes no notice of she, she takes no notice of he.
He stares at the woolly clouds passing, she stares at the tree.
There's been a lot written about cats, by Old Possum, Yeats and Company
But not Alfred de Musset or Lord Tennyson or Poe or anybody
Wrote about one cat under, and one cat up, a tree.
God knows why this should be left for me
Except I like cats as cats be
Especially one cat up
And one cat under
A witch elm

Ewart Milne (1903-1987)

Unfortunately I see no easy instant way to centre this for proper effect.

Ida Jones said...

Love the photos - and the poem!