The Trees Through The Window

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This was taken from inside the cafe at Westonbirt Arboretum, just north of Junction 18 of the M4 in Gloucestershire. We went there for the day back in 2004 as a birthday surprise for my wife, who by her own confession much prefers trees to people. We had a great day there (mmm … must be time for another visit this year 🙂 ) and can’t recommend it enough to anyone who enjoys getting out for wonderful walks in the woods.

Whilst we were there, I fooled around a fair bit, taking silly shots like this one with my 4 megapixel Canon IXUS 400 (man, I loved that camera). I’d noticed that the cafe windows were frosted with different motifs such as this leaf shape, and decided to snap through to the outside to see what the resulting photo would look like.

If you’re reading this in the RSS feed, my original blog post also includes a Google map showing where this photo was taken. Unfortunately I haven’t managed to get the map to appear yet in the RSS feed, so for now you’ll have to click through to my blog if you want to see the map. Sorry.

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