Wednesday, 22 October 2008

Wonderful Westonbirt

Yesterday we ventured into Westonbirt Arboretum to look at the leaves - actually we visited Silk Wood. Silk Wood, mostly unknown to anyone but us locals, has a public footpath running through enabling entrance into this part of the arboretum free - locals also know where to park! We prefer Silk Wood, to us it seems more beautiful - the main arboretum is too dense making its appearance quite dark.



The colour of leaves was simply stunning - the best ever. We could not decide whether there were more camera lenses or labradors lolloping about! We normally leave Westonbirt to visitors in the autumn knowing that in the winter the place is just as beautiful - in the good old days when we ourselves had labradors and later Rescue Dog it was a lovely place to visit after a recent snowfall.


Today I shall put my feet up having 'overdone' the walking bit yesterday - but it was well worth the effort.

9 comments:

Suburbia said...

We went at the weekend and Husband always says we should do silk wood but we always end up in the touristy bit (paying £20) It was lovely in the main bit but far too many people. Thanks for your recomendation, we'll certainly do the alternative next time.

We did see some friends there unexpectedly late Saturday and they said they had sneeked in the back way without paying (they are locals!) That's us next time too!!

Linda said...

Wonderful pictures. You have such nice colors there.

Denise said...

What beautiful photos Lindsay. Enjoyed them very much.

DayPhoto said...

BEAUTIFUL! Thank you so much!
A trip to England, yeah!

Linda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

Lane said...

The colours are just gorgeous.
Hope you've recovered from your exertions:-)

Hadriana's Treasures said...

What fantastic Autumnal colours! I think Autumn is one of my favourite seasons...it is SO beautiful...

cheshire wife said...

Wonderful colours. We don't seem to have any reds up here. It is all orange and yellow.

Retiredandcrazy said...

Ah yes! Beautiful!!

Maggie May said...

This is a truly beautiful place and well worth a visit.