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Wednesday, 22 February 2012

The Gallery - Landscapes #thegallery

The theme for this week's Gallery Post is: Landscapes.

The above picture was taken on a freezing morning on 1st February when the temperatures dipped as low as minus seven, despite the brilliant sunshine.

Myself and Amy pass this line of oak trees on our way to school every school day. It's great to see the ways in which they change during the seasons.

They form part of the original oaken grove from which this park takes its name -

"Oaken Grove Park covers 8 hectares and is located in the built up area of north west Maidenhead.

The area covered by the park was once part of Pinkneys Green Farm Estate which was sold for housing in the 1920's. The Borough of Maidenhead purchased the land in 1935 for use as a public open space. The Park is thought to be named after a grove of oak trees situated on the Farm Estate.

Between 1938 and 1939 the land was laid out as public open space and a sports pavilion, tennis courts and a bowling green and clubhouse were constructed."

It just proves, you don't have to go far from home to find interesting landscapes. Some of the best ones are right on your doorstep.

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  1. I love pics like this. A bit of early morning most makes it look so eery! Very nice.

  2. Great shot! What a lovely walk to school! x

  3. Very nice shot. I think the black and white really suits the bare trees. Love the way the trees get bigger as they come towards us.

  4. Lovely photo, really atmospheric!

  5. I seem to be taking a lot of pictures of trees just lately. There's something about them that appeals to me.
    This photo is great, very atmospheric :)

  6. It is a great gallery this week, making us so thankful for the natural beauty we are living in! I love trying to work out how old the trees are, what stories they have to tell and by getting our kids to realise the changing seasons they too are learning whilst simply walking to school. Lovely shot!

  7. Beautiful picture. Must be a lovely walk to school seeing those every day.

  8. Gorgeous picture. I know what you mean about watching the trees change throughout the seasons.

  9. i love your photos and style. i too am mother of two and lover of photography and envy of none. i like your blog. B

  10. Beautiful photo! The trees look sad but regal to me!


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