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February 4, 2010

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.

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. January 12, 2013 6:00 pm

    Lovely photos. I wish I could take photos half as good. Lovely trees. Lime are so quirky.

    • dancingbeastie permalink*
      January 13, 2013 10:14 pm

      ‘Quirky’: yes, they are, aren’t they? 🙂 Thank you for your kind comments.

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