Wildflowers in Boulder are extraordinary this year

I just had to share some pix 🙂 The Mesa Trail (OK, so some of the flowers are four footed.) The West South Boulder Creek Trail. There are two agave (aka Century Plants) blooming at CUs east campus botany greenhouse. These plants bloom once after about n30 years of growth then – kaput! And just … Read more

Broadway-Buckland-Laverton Ramble

Sunday morning, Alison and Kim headed back to Norfolk to prepare for another working week, and we drove to Broadway for one final walk before our flight home the following day. The hills around Broadway. are alive with ramblers. The area is criss-crossed by four “Ways” (long distance cross-country paths) and dozens of local connectors. … Read more

Fullbrook to Asthall: Windrush Valley Redux

Saturday dawned comparatively bright, perfect for a long ramble in the English countryside. With Alison and Kim, we walked the Windrush Valley from Fullbrook to Widford, Swinbrook to Asthall, then back to Burford. This favorite ramble passes through cultivated fields, a woodland, quiet country lanes, quaint villages, muddy riverside trails and more Mitford/Fettiplace history. This … Read more

Birds of Prey & A Mogul Palace

Friday dawned cloudy, cold and windy – a blustery British day.  But, intrepid travelers that we are, the bluster didn’t stop us. We drove to Moreton in Marsh to visit the Cotswolds Falconry Centre and Sezincote.  We stumbled on the Cotswold Falconry Centre quite accidentally on our very first visit to Great Britain 35+ years … Read more

Rambling along the Windrush River

We spent most of Thursday rambling around some of my favorite spots on the Windrush River. It’s a gentle stream which meanders through Burford, Widford, Swinbrook and Minster Lovell – our destinations today – then continues southeast to join the Thames near Oxford.  The four of us piled into the car for the short drive … Read more