Fresh snow overnight has given us a monochrome landscape again:
These tall lime trees were planted between 1750 and 1820 or thereabouts, when there was a fashion for lime avenues up to big houses. (There is a reference to them, if I remember rightly, at the end of the film ‘Marie Antoinette’, when the queen takes her last wistful look at the lime avenues of Versailles.) We have had to cut down a few which were dying and in danger of collapse, but most still seem healthy. They are beautiful trees in every season.